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Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that causes the lungs and digestive system to become clogged with thick sticky mucus. Cystic fibrosis usually begins in childhood and includes symptoms such as a persistent cough, recurring chest and lung infections

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Updated cystic fibrosis diagnosis guidelines can help in diagnosis, personalized treatment

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

An international research group of 32 experts from nine countries has updated the guidelines for diagnosing the genetic disease cystic fibrosis.

Barrel Chest: Causes and Treatment

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A barrel chest may be a sign of strength in bodybuilders, but in medical terms, it may be a sign of a serious disease such as osteoarthritis or COPD.

Scientists use 'molecular-Lego' to take CRISPR gene-editing tool to the next level

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A team of researchers at Western University is playing with molecular-Lego by adding an engineered enzyme to the revolutionary new gene-editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9.

New Cystic Fibrosis device to reduce antibiotic usage

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A medical device for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) sufferers which lessens their exposure to infections resulting in fewer doctors' visits, reduced antibiotic usage and shorter hospital stays, is expected...

Multi-drug resistant infection spreading globally among cystic fibrosis patients

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A multi-drug resistant infection that can cause life-threatening illness in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and can spread from patient to patient has spread globally and is becoming increasingly...

Calcium induces chronic lung infections

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a life-threatening pathogen in hospitals. About ten percent of all nosocomial infections, in particular pneumonia, are caused by this pathogen.

New research sheds light 'gender gap' in cystic fibrosis

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PST

A minor hiccup in the sequence of a human gene can have devastating impacts on health.

Research to improve treatment for millions of lung disease patients

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PST

New lung scanning technology developed at Monash University has the potential to transform treatment for millions of people with lung disease in Australia and around the world.

DNA sequencing uncovers latent risk for developing cystic fibrosis

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PST

A study by researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Brigham and Women's Hospital and the California Department of Public Health suggests that all babies with a known mutation for...

Viruses turbo-charge bacterial evolution in cystic fibrosis infections

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 04:00:00 PST

Scientists in the UK have found new evidence that tiny viruses called bacteriophages turbo-charge the evolution of bacteria that cause lung infections in Cystic Fibrosis patients.

Mini-guts predict cystic fibrosis patients' response to therapy

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PST

Mini-guts grown in the lab using cystic fibrosis patients' cells can help pinpoint those who are most likely to benefit from new drugs, according to a new study.

New molecules identified that could help in the fight to prevent cystic fibrosis

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PST

New research has identified new molecules that could help in the fight to prevent diseases caused by faulty ion channels, such as cystic fibrosis.

Cystic fibrosis patients may benefit from repurposed approved drug

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PST

Study finds drug approved to treat metabolic acidosis intravenously might serve as an aerosol to reduce airway surface liquid acidity in cystic fibrosis.

Therapeutically robust correction, in vitro, of the most common cystic fibrosis mutation

Thu, 26 May 2016 07:00:00 PST

Cystic fibrosis lung cells were restored to 50 percent of healthy function in work that provides the first evidence that novel therapeutic strategies for human patients can be identified based on...

Study shows how bacteria evolve in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients

Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 PST

The bacterium Burkholderia multivorans evolves and adapts in bursts to survive in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, according to a study published in mSystems, an open access journal from the...

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: What You Need To Know

Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 PST

Learn about the symptoms and treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, a condition where the pancreas does not make enough enzymes to digest food properly.

Cystic fibrosis: New molecule may prolong patient survival

Fri, 13 May 2016 07:00:00 PST

Scientists have discovered a new protease inhibitor with potential to improve airway hydration and mucus clearance, and thus reduce frequency of infection in cystic fibrosis.

Queen's scientists develop new treatment to prolong life of those with cystic fibrosis

Fri, 13 May 2016 02:00:00 PST

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have discovered a new molecule which has the potential to prolong the life of individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF).

Women with cystic fibrosis may benefit from specialized sexual and reproductive health care and education, UPMC study shows

Thu, 05 May 2016 04:00:00 PST

For female cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and providers, individual CF health care specialists have a significant role in helping patients gain access to educational resources that can help them...

Health sensing tool measures lung function over a phone call, from anywhere in the world

Tue, 03 May 2016 03:00:00 PST

To increase its reach in developing countries, SpiroCall works with all phones, not just smartphones.

Healthy adults found unaffected by their disease-inducing genetic mutations

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PST

Genome screening of nearly 600,000 healthy adults for 874 mutations finds 13 who despite carrying genes for severe childhood diseases never developed them and grew up healthy.

MSU tackles mystery of protein folding

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PST

Proteins are the workhorses of life, mediating almost all biological events in every life form.

Microsoft's Xbox Kinect breathes new life into respiratory assessment

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 PST

Xbox Kinects could be used in the future to assess the health of patients with conditions such as cystic fibrosis.

Bacterial airborne signal encourages fungal growth critical in lung infections

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 03:00:00 PST

Researchers in France have discovered that volatile compounds released by a bacterial pathogen stimulate the growth of a fungal pathogen found in lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF).

Evolving insights into cystic fibrosis lung infections

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST

Recent research progress into how bacteria adapt and evolve during chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients could lead to better treatment strategies being developed, according to a new...