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Cystic Fibrosis News
December 3, 2020

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Dangerous Bacteria Communicate to Avoid Antibiotics

Researchers have found a new survival mechanism for a commonly known type of bacteria. It can send out warning signals and thus make sure that other bacteria escape 'dangers' such as antibiotics. The ...

Three-Drug Combo Improves Lung Function in Most Common Genetic Form of Cystic Fibrosis

A phase three clinical trial determined that a 3-drug combination improved lung function and reduced symptoms in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who ...

Potential Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Uses 'Molecular Prosthetic' for Missing Lung Protein

An approved drug normally used to treat fungal infections could also do the job of a protein channel that is missing or dysfunctional in the lungs of ...

New Lung Cell Type Discovered

Two research teams report the discovery of a new, rare type of cell in the human airway. These cells appear to be the primary source of activity of the CFTR gene, mutations to which cause cystic ...
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Mucus Breakthrough Could Help Patients Breathe Easy

New insights into the molecular mechanisms driving mucus viscosity were have been discovered. A discovery about how mucus thickness is regulated could help to improve airway-clearing treatment ...

Study Reveals 'Bug Wars' That Take Place in Cystic Fibrosis

Scientists have revealed how common respiratory bugs that cause serious infections in people with cystic fibrosis interact together, according to a new ...

Cystic Fibrosis Carriers at Increased Risk of Digestive Symptoms

Researchers have found that carriers of the most common genetic variant that causes cystic fibrosis experience some symptoms similar to those of people with cystic fibrosis. These findings were ...

New Intra-Nasal Imaging to Study Airways in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers describe minimally invasive new tool for viewing differences in the nasal airways of cystic fibrosis patients in vivo at a cellular ...

Human Pancreas on a Chip Opens New Possibilities for Studying Disease

Scientists created human pancreas on a chip that allowed them to identify the possible cause of a frequent and deadly complication of cystic fibrosis (CF) called CF-Related Diabetes, or CFRD. It may ...

Hinge-Like Protein May Open New Doors in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Drugs known as potentiators alleviate some symptoms of cystic fibrosis. Researchers recently figured out how these compounds work--a finding that may lead to better drugs that patients can more ...

Manuka Honey to Kill Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found in Cystic Fibrosis Infections

Manuka honey could provide the key to a breakthrough treatment for cystic fibrosis patients following preliminary ...

Discovery Shows How Mucus Build-Up, Not Infections, Triggers Cystic Fibrosis Lung Damage

The build-up of abnormally thick mucus and the associated inflammation appear to be the initiating cause of damage to the lungs of children with cystic fibrosis (CF), rather than bacterial ...

Determining What Binds to Mucus

The human body is full of mucus. This viscous goo isn't just a nuisance that gets coughed up or sneezed out -- it can bind to drugs, toxins or microbes, potentially impacting human health. ...

Bacterial Immunity and Infectious Disease

Patients with cystic fibrosis are often infected by pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that infects the lungs and prevents breathing, often causing death. P. aeruginosa itself can also be infected ...

Experimental Findings Support a Connection Between Mucins in the Lung and Pulmonary Fibrosis

A team of investigators has identified a connection between mucus in the small airways and pulmonary ...

Blood Test Could Lead to Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Tailored to Each Patient

Researchers have used a blood test and microarray technology to identify distinct molecular signatures in children with cystic fibrosis. These patterns of gene expression ultimately could help ...

Towards a Treatment for Gluten Intolerance

Celiac disease is a severe autoimmune disorder of the intestine. It occurs when people develop sensitivity to gluten, a substance found in wheat, rye, and barley. Medical researchers have now ...

Can Scientists Change Mucus to Make It Easier to Clear, Limiting Harm to Lungs?

For people with conditions such as cystic fibrosis and COPD, mucus can get too thick and sticky; coughing alone can't clear it. Infections develop, leading to severe chronic disease and early ...

Hypertonic Saline May Help Babies With Cystic Fibrosis Breathe Better

Babies with cystic fibrosis may breathe better by inhaling hypertonic saline, according to a randomized controlled trial conducted in ...

Mucus, Cough and Chronic Lung Disease

As a cold ends, a severe mucus cough starts. Sound familiar? Two studies now give explanations: First, crucial mechanisms of the mucus in both diseased and healthy airways; second, what happens in ...

Common Genetic Link in Lung Ailments

An international research team has identified a genetic connection between rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease and idiopathic pulmonary ...

Hit 'Em Where They Eat: Stealth Drug Fights Resistant Bacteria

Researchers have been on the hunt for new drugs to combat bacterial 'superbugs.' A new report describes success using gallium, a metal that bacteria confuse for iron, which they take up as ...

For CF Lung Infections, How Well Antibiotics Work May Be Affected by pH, Oxygen

Researchers report that tweaking factors in a cystic fibrosis lung model, such as pH balance and oxygen, helped eradicate pathogenic bacteria while minimizing risks of antibiotic resistance and ...

Cystic Fibrosis Impacts Growth in the Womb, Research Shows

New research has shown that babies with cystic fibrosis are born weighing less than babies without the condition, even allowing that they are more likely to be born ...

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