Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cystic fibrosis faithfully modeled in a human Lung Airway Chip

The inherited progressive disorder cystic fibrosis (CF) causes severe damage to the lungs, and other tissues in the body by affecting the cells that produce mucus, sweat, and digestive juices. In individuals carrying mutations ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could COVID-19 trigger chronic fatigue syndrome in the young?

Although older adults are among the most vulnerable to the ravages of COVID-19, new research warns that young patients can develop long-lasting fatigue and concentration problems, even if their COVID-19 infection was mild.

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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