Cystic FibrosisInfo Center

Old Drug is New Again
Sudden coughing attacks for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can be a frightening, life-threatening event. These are usually brought on by bacterial infections.
CF Tool No Better For Tiny Tots
Infants with cystic fibrosis (CF) are fragile and require a very high standard of care. Early detection of lung infections is critical to these delicate patients.
Cystic Fibrosis Drug Treats 'Celtic Gene'
New research has shown that the basic defect in those with cystic fibrosis (CF) can be treated with a new drug which can lead to better lung function and alleviation of symptoms.
Biological Agent Could Fight Antibiotic Resistance
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered from the family of bacteria called Burkolderia, a bug that usually causes disease in patients with cystic fibrosis
Treasures in Clay Jars
Johns Hopkins Institute for Genetic Medicine researchers working in conjunction with the North American Cystic Fibrosis Consortium have discovered two regions of the genome that affect the severity of cystic fibrosis.
Infection Alone Not Getting Cystric Fibrosis' Goat
Cystic fibrosis (CF) needs more than a little infection to get its goat. Prior studies have indicated that lung infections in infants and small children with cystic fibrosis was highly indicative of continuing poor lung function in the teenage years.
Children With Cystic Fibrosis Benefit From Exercise
Children and teens with cystic fibrosis (CF) often have difficulty exercising due to their diminished lung performance.