Medical research

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 ...

Genetics

Pathogen demonstrates genome flexibility in cystic fibrosis

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 cystic fibrosis patients, is often antibiotic resistant. ...

Medical research

First stem cell study in the world for cystic fibrosis opens

A 39-year-old man with cystic fibrosis (CF) made history by becoming the first person in the world to receive human adult stem cells in a new research study that researchers hope will someday lead to the development of a ...

Inflammatory disorders

DNA-modulating drug attenuates lung inflammation in mice

Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) suffer from chronic respiratory infections, primarily caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which lead to airway inflammation and damage. Several recent studies have suggested that a specific ...

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