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In 1989 scientists identified the gene mutation that causes cystic fibrosis (CF), which led to the hope that CF lung disease could be 'cured' using gene therapy.
Using a common cold virus to deliver a corrected gene to cystic fibrosis cells restores normal function to lung tissue, researchers in North Carolina said. The treatment is the most efficient gene therapy for cystic fibrosis to be found in the last 20 years, researchers at the University of North Carolina said Tuesday in a release. The next step is to ensure the safety of the delivery system so it can be administered to cystic fibrosis patients, who suffer from thicker-than-normal mucus that...
Cystic fibrosis medicines that help to break down mucus in the lungs may carry an unexpected long-term benefit, a study suggests.
SYDNEY, Australia, May 4 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Pharmaceutical company Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS; Nasdaq: PXSL) is pleased to announce positive results of its recently completed international Phase III trial of Bronchitol(TM) in people with cystic fibrosis.
Although it may come as second nature to blow your nose to alleviate stuffiness, some argue that it reverses the flow of mucus into the sinuses and slows down the drainage.
A net with large holes won't catch small fish. Likewise, the microscopic fibers in the protective mucus coatings of the eyes, lungs, stomach or reproductive system naturally bundle together and allow the tiniest disease-causing bugs, allergens or pollutants to slip by.
Heidelberg researchers have succeeded in preventing cystic fibrosis lung disease in an animal model by spraying amiloride into the lungs of young mice.
A new research study suggests Vicks VapoRub, the salve used to relieve cough and congestion symptoms, can cause severe breathing problems in children under 2 when inappropriately applied directly under the nose.
Summer is over. School, crisp breezes and colored leaves are inevitable. But is the same true for catching a cold? Most adults have two to four colds a year and children easily double that figure, surveys report. Despite the name, colds are not caused by cold weather but by warm humans.
By Slotto, James Folio, Les Answer to last month's radiology case (#25) and image: Cystic Fibrosis Chest X-Ray Findings: A Teaching Analog (Case # 26 appears at the end of this article) History Two patients are shown for comparison purposes.
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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