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Health News - Cystic Fibrosis

Strength in numbers: How biofilms outfox antibiotics
Antibiotics are often the standard treatment when bacteria make us sick. But when these clever microbes form a community, they become resistant. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover biomarkers which could lead to better treatments for CF patients
Researchers have identified two new biological markers of cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease which affects children and young adults, leaving them with lifelong health complications including... (Medical News Today)

Cystic fibrosis alters the structure of mucus in airways
Mucus is important for maintaining healthy lungs. Inhaled particles, including bacteria and viruses, get trapped in mucus and then cilia - tiny hair like projections on the surface of the airway... (Medical News Today)

Screening for both genetic diseases and chromosomal defects with a single biopsy improves pregnancy rates
Couples who are undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in order to avoid transmission of inherited diseases, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy or cystic fibrosis, should also have... (Medical News Today)

Drug combination improves lung function within 15 days of treatment for children with cystic fibrosis
A combination of two drugs - lumacaftor and ivacaftor - improves lung function in children aged 6-11 with cystic fibrosis within 15 days of treatment, according to a phase 3 trial published in The... (Medical News Today)

Scientists uncover interactions between bacteria that infect the lungs in cystic fibrosis
Substances produced by a harmful bacterium in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients may enhance the growth of other bacteria that, in turn, inhibit the harmful bacterium's biofilm, according to new... (Medical News Today)

Wearable sweat sensor can diagnose cystic fibrosis, Stanford-led study finds
A wristband-type wearable sweat sensor could transform diagnostics and drug evaluation for cystic fibrosis, diabetes and other diseases. (Medical News Today)

Potential new treatment for cystic fibrosis uncovered
New research suggests that thymosin alpha 1 can correct the genetic defects typical of cystic fibrosis and stop the progression of the disease. (Medical News Today)

Study shows potential of stem cell therapy to repair lung damage
A new study has found that stem cell therapy can reduce lung inflammation in an animal model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis. (Medical News Today)

The mechanism of mucus: Discovery could lead to better cystic fibrosis treatments
People with cystic fibrosis (CF) suffer repeated lung infections because their airway mucus is too thick and sticky to keep bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens from causing chronic infection. (Medical News Today)

Bacterial pathogen demonstrates genome flexibility and diversification during chronic infection of cystic fibrosis patients
Chronic lung infections can be devastating for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), and infection by Burkholderia cenocepacia, one of the most common species found in CF patients, is often... (Medical News Today)

Phage therapy shown to kill drug-resistant superbug
Scientists from the University of Liverpool have shown that phage therapy could offer a safe and effective alternative to antibiotics in the treatment of cystic fibrosis lung infections. (Medical News Today)

Study finds differences in lifespan between Canadians and Americans with cystic fibrosis
People with cystic fibrosis are living longer than ever before, but their lifespan is almost 10 years longer in Canada than in the United States, according to research published in the Annals of... (Medical News Today)

Antibiotics used to treat cystic fibrosis increases risk of permanent hearing loss
A powerful class of antibiotics provides life-saving relief for people with cystic fibrosis; however, a new study for the first time reveals the levels at which high cumulative dosages over time... (Medical News Today)

Updated cystic fibrosis diagnosis guidelines can help in diagnosis, personalized treatment
An international research group of 32 experts from nine countries has updated the guidelines for diagnosing the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. (Medical News Today)

Barrel Chest: Causes and Treatment
A barrel chest may be a sign of strength in bodybuilders, but in medical terms, it may be a sign of a serious disease such as osteoarthritis or COPD. (Medical News Today)

Scientists use 'molecular-Lego' to take CRISPR gene-editing tool to the next level
A team of researchers at Western University is playing with molecular-Lego by adding an engineered enzyme to the revolutionary new gene-editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9. (Medical News Today)

New Cystic Fibrosis device to reduce antibiotic usage
A medical device for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) sufferers which lessens their exposure to infections resulting in fewer doctors' visits, reduced antibiotic usage and shorter hospital stays, is expected... (Medical News Today)

Multi-drug resistant infection spreading globally among cystic fibrosis patients
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... (Medical News Today)

Calcium induces chronic lung infections
The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a life-threatening pathogen in hospitals. About ten percent of all nosocomial infections, in particular pneumonia, are caused by this pathogen. (Medical News Today)

New research sheds light 'gender gap' in cystic fibrosis
A minor hiccup in the sequence of a human gene can have devastating impacts on health. (Medical News Today)

Research to improve treatment for millions of lung disease patients
New lung scanning technology developed at Monash University has the potential to transform treatment for millions of people with lung disease in Australia and around the world. (Medical News Today)

DNA sequencing uncovers latent risk for developing cystic fibrosis
A study by researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Brigham and Women's Hospital and the California Department of Public Health suggests that all babies with a known mutation for... (Medical News Today)

Viruses turbo-charge bacterial evolution in cystic fibrosis infections
Scientists in the UK have found new evidence that tiny viruses called bacteriophages turbo-charge the evolution of bacteria that cause lung infections in Cystic Fibrosis patients. (Medical News Today)

Mini-guts predict cystic fibrosis patients' response to therapy
Mini-guts grown in the lab using cystic fibrosis patients' cells can help pinpoint those who are most likely to benefit from new drugs, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

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