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2014-08-18 12:27:32

- Recipients will compete for public votes for a chance to win one of two Thriving Undergraduate and Graduate Scholar awards NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced the 40 outstanding students with cystic fibrosis (CF) who will each receive $2,500 to pursue their undergraduate or graduate school education during the 2014-2015 school year through the AbbVie CF Scholarship program. Voting for two of the 40 winners to earn the title of 2014 Thriving...

2013-12-10 23:26:07

InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, is attempting to submit this invention, the Post Nasal Drip Absorber, to companies for their consideration. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Anyone who has suffered from the symptoms of nasal irritation can soon find relief with a new easy-to use device. Two inventors from La Grange, N.C., discovered a way to alleviate the discomfort of runny noses. The Post Nasal Drip Absorber was developed to prevent post nasal drip in the nose and...

2013-11-25 09:52:15

How a sugar-rich mucus barrier traps the virus -- and it gets free to infect Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown for the first time how influenza A viruses snip through a protective mucus net to both infect respiratory cells and later cut their way out to infect other cells. The findings, published online today in Virology Journal by principal investigator Pascal Gagneux, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Cellular and...

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...

Mucus Protects Gut
2013-09-27 13:23:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Immunology Institute say they’ve discovered an important role played by mucus in the gut. Though little was previously known about mucus, the Icahn doctors say the slimy, sticky stuff acts as an anti-inflammatory in the stomach and provides a protective self-regulating immune function. The research also showed that mucus acts as a protective barrier against bacteria...

2013-09-26 23:23:44

Mount Sinai Researchers Discover Mucus Prevents Inflammatory Reactions in the Gut New York, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Imagine mucus – which most people find unpleasant – actually helping your body maintain its equilibrium, prevent inflammation, and reduce food allergy problems. Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Immunology Institute foresee a day when mucus could be manufactured and given to sick people to help them fight inflammation and increase...

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...

2013-08-21 23:22:03

A Texas InventHelp® client has invented the Booger Buster, which is being submitted to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Conventional nasal aspirators don’t clear babies' noses adequately, and they raise the risk of contamination. To solve this problem, one of two inventors from Beaumont, Texas, have designed an alternative nasal aspirator. "We decided that there needed to be a better way of clearing snot, mucus and other blockage from babies’...

2013-05-07 23:29:44

Whenever there is a forest fire, sinus and bronchial problems may follow. Here are recommendations to prevent these airway problems. Mission Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 In Southern California individuals who are exposed to the soot and smoke of a bad fire, can take measures to prevent the sore throat, the facial pain, the plugged dry nose, and the drainage down the throat that soot and smoke may cause. Smoke from such fires produce a mix of chemicals, one of which is sulphur dioxide....


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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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