Latest Cystic fibrosis Stories
The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa needs iron to establish and maintain a biofilm in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, and therapies have been proposed to deprive the bacteria of this necessary element.
ChansPorter™ Assays, developed by ChanTest, provide the best means possible for measuring the functional activity of important pharmaceutical targets, including the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane
University of Toronto researchers are helping demystify an important class of proteins associated with disease, a discovery that could lead to better treatments for cancer, cystic fibrosis and many other conditions.
A drug developed to treat genetic diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis may need a radical rethink.
A federal judge has ruled that 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan can be put on the list for a lung transplant.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that she will not intervene in the case of 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, a Pennsylvania patient with cystic fibrosis who is expected to die within three to five weeks if she does not receive a lung transplants.
Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...
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