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It Takes Two to Treat Cystic Fibrosis
Treating cystic fibrosis may be a two-fold problem according to researchers. A new study highlights two cellular defects which could lead to improved cystic fibrosis treatment.
Cystic Fibrosis Gets Compartmentalized
When it comes to cystic fibrosis, much like any lung disease, understanding inflammation is important for treatment. Researchers have discovered that cystic fibrosis inflammation occurs in two distinct ways.
What Cystic Fibrosis Test is Right for Your Newborn?
Recently developed screenings for newborns can help diagnose cystic fibrosis but can be costly. A new study has determined the best cystic fibrosis screening currently available.
FDA Approves Kalydeco for Cystic Fibrosis
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first cystic fibrosis drug that treats an underlying cause of the disease. This drug can lead to significant lung function improvement for some cystic fibrosis patients.
Getting a Head Start on Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease and early detection can lead to better treatment and quality of life. A new study shows a non-invasive test to be effective in detecting early cystic fibrosis in children.
Smokers Have Decreased Exercise Capability
Normal lung function is important for exercising. Unfortunately, smokers with interstitial lung abnormalities ( ILA ) have a reduced exercise capacity.
Smokers Who Use Statins Watch Out
Cholesterol-reducing drugs have been shown to be quite effective in helping treat other disorders. Unfortunately, it may increase the risk of developing interstitial lung disease ( ILD ).
Powerful Powder Improves Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis is associated with an increase of mucus production making it difficult to breathe normally. A new treatment may help improve lung function.
New Drug Helping to Reduce Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms
Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that runs in a family. A new drug targeting a specific mutation has been successful so far in helping to treat cystic fibrosis.
Women With CF Have Shorter Life Spans
Who lives longer and why is the theme of many research studies. Now, a group from England has put cystic fibrosis (CF) patients' years lived under the microscope.