News on new drug to treat B. Cepacia

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Originally published on Cystic Fibrosis Today Website 7/31/17
By Reid D’Amico

Synspira’s CF Therapy May Be Game-Changer for Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Chronic pulmonary infections are a hallmark of lung disease in patients with cystic fibrosis. Due to the variability in bacteria that can colonize the lung and Continue reading News on new drug to treat B. Cepacia

New Drug Improves Effectiveness of Antibiotics against Drug-resistant Bacteria

Synspira’s Novel Glycopolymer Improves Effectiveness of Antibiotics Against Drug-resistant Bacteria Associated with Cystic Fibrosis

Synspira, a privately held company developing a new class of inhaled glycopolymer-based therapeutics for the treatment of pulmonary disease, Continue reading New Drug Improves Effectiveness of Antibiotics against Drug-resistant Bacteria

UBC research uses genomics to help cystic fibrosis patients

http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/03/29/ubc-uses-genomics-to-help-cystic-fibrosis-patients–.html

The hope is that DNA sequencing burkholderia bacteria that cause life-threatening infections in cystic fibrosis patients will lead to cheaper treatment options. Continue reading UBC research uses genomics to help cystic fibrosis patients

Animal model with CF shows promise against infection

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AEOL 20415 Protects Lungs Against Infection in Animal Model of Cystic Fibrosis

• TREATMENT WITH AEOL 20415 REDUCED INFECTION, IMPROVED BODY WEIGHT AND REDUCED PRESENCE OF WHITE Continue reading Animal model with CF shows promise against infection

Cystic Fibrosis and “The Fault in Our Stars”

About a year ago CNN brought us the story of Dalton and Katie Prager, two young adults with cystic fibrosis who met on the Internet and went on to get married.

Their story, drawing plenty of similarities from the book and movie The Fault in Continue reading Cystic Fibrosis and “The Fault in Our Stars”

Important Message from the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is collaborating with the Food and Drug Administration, multiple state and local health departments, and numerous health care facilities to investigate a multi-state outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia infections. These infections have occurred primarily in Continue reading Important Message from the CDC

Garlic Extract Could Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients Fight Infection

A chemical found in garlic can kill bacteria that cause life-threatening lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, research suggests. The study is the first to show that the chemical, known as allicin, could be an effective treatment against a group of infectious bacteria that is highly resistant Continue reading Garlic Extract Could Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients Fight Infection