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Updated cystic fibrosis diagnosis guidelines can help in diagnosis, personalized treatment

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(SOURCE: JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE) – An international research group of 32 experts from nine countries has updated the guidelines for diagnosing the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. The researchers expect that these guidelines will provide better direction for clinicians looking at patients with symptoms of the disease to make a correct diagnosis and recommend personalized treatment. […]

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Fibrosis Research: Oddly shaped immune cells cause fibrosis

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(SOURCE: OSAKA UNIVERSITY) – Fibrosis is a form of scarring that could if uncontrolled cause deleterious thickening of tissues. Although it is known that fibrosis is caused by an activated immune system, which specific cells are responsible continuous to elude researchers. Scientists at IFReC may have found this subgroup, as they report in Nature a class […]

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Cystic Fibrosis Research News: Bacterial ‘Sabotage’ Handicaps Ability to Resolve Devastating Lung Inflammation in Cystic Fibrosis

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOLS OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES) – The chronic lung inflammation that is a hallmark of cystic fibrosis, has, for the first time, been linked to a new class of bacterial enzymes that hijack the patient’s immune response and prevent the body from calling off runaway inflammation, according to a laboratory investigation led by […]

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Cystic Fibrosis Research News: First structural map of the cystic fibrosis protein sheds light on how mutations cause disease

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(SOURCE: THE ROCKAFELLER UNIVERSITY) Rockefeller scientists have created the first three-dimensional map of the protein responsible for cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease for which there is no cure. This achievement, described December 1 in Cell, offers the kinds of insights essential to better understanding and treating this often-fatal disease, which clogs the lungs with sticky […]

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Cystic Fibrosis News: Study Shows Multi-drug Resistant Infection Spreading Among Cystic Fibrosis Patients

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(UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) According to a recent press release, a multi-drug resistant infection that can cause life-threatening illness in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and can spread from patient to patient has spread globally and is becoming increasingly virulent, according to new research published today in the journal Science.

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Study Shows Pulmatrix’s Inhaled Drug Delivery Platform Delivers Higher Doses of Antifungal Drug to Lungs

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Cystic fibrosis: (PR Newswire) According to a recent press release, “The preclinical study comparing PUR1900 to the oral reference product shows that PUR1900 offers a significant advantage over the current standard of care for treating fungal infections in the lungs,” said David Hava, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer for Pulmatrix.