Medical research

Patients' avatars being used to test cystic fibrosis drugs

UNSW researchers are leading a revolutionary approach to managing treatment of cystic fibrosis using patients' derived lung and gut mini-organs or avatars to test how they will respond to the latest drugs.

Medical research

Discovery could improve cystic fibrosis treatment

Researchers exploring the effects of a long-standing treatment for cystic fibrosis have discovered a potential new target for drugs to treat the disease, which has no cure and typically cuts decades off the lives of patients.

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A new test to measure the effectiveness of CF drugs

UNC School of Medicine researchers have developed a new laboratory model of the infection- and inflammation-plagued airways of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The model, described in the American Journal of Respiratory and ...

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