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2013-10-09 23:28:55

Potential Treatment to Improve Lung Function and Antibiotic Effectiveness in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Claremont, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Excessive viscoelastic mucus contributes to airways obstruction and progression of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) lung disease. Viscous mucus also limits mucociliary clearance and facilitates bacterial biofilm formation. Complications due to biofilm infections in CF patients continue to rise, amid diminishing therapeutic options and the expanding threat...

2013-10-01 23:36:23

Best in Backyards will sponsor its local Boy Scout troop for the upcoming “Wrestle Cure,” a charitable event whose proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis. The event will take place on November 8th at 7 p.m. at the old High School in Mahopac N.Y. Mahopac, New York (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Best in Backyards, New York and Connecticut’s leading provider of swing sets and other recreational backyard amenities, announces its sponsorship of Boy Scout Troop No. 1 for “Wrestle Cure.” The...

2013-09-27 23:25:28

Helping CF Patients Breathe Easier Claremont, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Synedgen announces the award of a National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Small Business Innovation Research grant from the NIH to explore the mechanisms of a natural modified biopolymer to both reduce the viscosity of mucus and the cohesion of biofilms, potentially leading to a pulmonary treatment for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) to enhance airway clearance and augment the activity of standard...

2013-09-17 23:32:16

Advancements in Treatment and Research for Cystic Fibrosis (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Causing severe damage to the lungs and the digestive system, Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening disorder affecting nearly 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. Those inflicted with the disorder have an inherited defective gene which converts the mucus, typically a thin substance surrounding the tissues, into a thick and sticky substance. The thick mucus blocks the lungs, leading to lung infection and...


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Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

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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