Cystic Fibrosis News and Research

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Cystic fibrosis is a life threatening, inherited disease of the exocrine glands. The condition primarily affects the digestive and respiratory systems which become clogged with a thick, sticky mucus. Cystic fibrosis is caused by a mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene which results in an excess of salt and water passing into cells, causing a thick, sticky mucus to build up in bodily passageways.
Newly developed tool helps snip out faulty genes in a safe manner

Newly developed tool helps snip out faulty genes in a safe manner

Novel model system to identify new treatments for CF patients who continue to struggle without therapies

Novel model system to identify new treatments for CF patients who continue to struggle without therapies

Scientists discover cells travel faster through mucus than blood

Scientists discover cells travel faster through mucus than blood

Scientists discover a special cell in salivary glands that is likely crucial for oral health

Scientists discover a special cell in salivary glands that is likely crucial for oral health

Threespine stickleback fish study details how parasite resistance in hosts arises

Threespine stickleback fish study details how parasite resistance in hosts arises

Study identifies new therapy to treat cystic fibrosis

Study identifies new therapy to treat cystic fibrosis

Disproving the classical theory of protein folding phenomenon

Disproving the classical theory of protein folding phenomenon

Researchers show how 'bad mucin' contributes to worsening pulmonary conditions

Researchers show how 'bad mucin' contributes to worsening pulmonary conditions

Combining bacteriophages with antibiotics to treat antibiotic-resistant infections

Combining bacteriophages with antibiotics to treat antibiotic-resistant infections

Researchers use prime editing to correct mutations causing cystic fibrosis in organoids

Researchers use prime editing to correct mutations causing cystic fibrosis in organoids

Study shows potential of human mesenchymal stem cells in treating NTM lung infection

Study shows potential of human mesenchymal stem cells in treating NTM lung infection

New gene editing approach bypasses disease-causing mutations

New gene editing approach bypasses disease-causing mutations

New gene editor could help treat genetic disorders caused by single-nucleotide mutations

New gene editor could help treat genetic disorders caused by single-nucleotide mutations

New tool reveals potentially risky DNA alterations at site of CRISPR gene repair

New tool reveals potentially risky DNA alterations at site of CRISPR gene repair

Researchers make new discovery in the quest for novel antibiotics

Researchers make new discovery in the quest for novel antibiotics

New antibiotic can help treat drug-resistant pathogens

New antibiotic can help treat drug-resistant pathogens

Scientists develop human airway stem cells to accelerate research on COVID-19, influenza

Scientists develop human airway stem cells to accelerate research on COVID-19, influenza

Biofilms of major pathogenic bacteria can deform soft surfaces

Biofilms of major pathogenic bacteria can deform soft surfaces

Researchers create a new, quicker method of diagnosing diseases in patients

Researchers create a new, quicker method of diagnosing diseases in patients

Exercise induces changes in sweat biomolecule levels, shows study

Exercise induces changes in sweat biomolecule levels, shows study