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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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Top research priorities for cystic fibrosis treatments revealed

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM) – Future research has the potential power to transform treatments for cystic fibrosis. Yet patients with the condition – and the people who care for them – have traditionally had little say in where studies should focus their efforts. Now a partnership led by academics at The University of Nottingham has offered […]

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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 […]