OWN IT: Did Science Find an Answer to the Lack of Organ Donors?

As it turns out the future is now. From National Geographic:

In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a Continue reading OWN IT: Did Science Find an Answer to the Lack of Organ Donors?

Raising Optimism, Strength, Expectations, & Success (ROSES) Project

We know the current treatment regimen for individuals with CF can be time-consuming and complex. We want to learn how busy individuals are able to fit their treatments into daily routines. What works for you may help us develop effective interventions for others. We are conducting two studies about this: Continue reading Raising Optimism, Strength, Expectations, & Success (ROSES) Project

Bid to extend cystic fibrosis patients’ lifespan

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Scientists from the North are hoping to develop new ways of helping cystic fibrosis patients live longer. Continue reading Bid to extend cystic fibrosis patients’ lifespan

Researchers take major step towards developing a cystic fibrosis drug

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Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology and McGill University in Montreal (Canada) have taken an important step towards developing a drug against cystic fibrosis. In people suffering from this illness the CFTR protein is Continue reading Researchers take major step towards developing a cystic fibrosis drug

XOR-Labs Receives $2.6M to Advance Work in Improving the Quality of Donor Lungs

XENiOS, a German company specializing in medical devices for minimally invasive lung-and-heart assist, recently announced that it has invested $2.6 million in XOR-Labs Toronto, a spin-off with the potential to markedly Continue reading XOR-Labs Receives $2.6M to Advance Work in Improving the Quality of Donor Lungs

LOSING TO WIN: HOW FUNGI CAUSE TROUBLE IN CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects about 30,000 Americans leaving them with a variety of symptoms ranging from gastrointestinal problems to the more recognized respiratory complications. The condition is caused by a mutation Continue reading LOSING TO WIN: HOW FUNGI CAUSE TROUBLE IN CYSTIC FIBROSIS

International Committee on Mental Health in Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and European Cystic Fibrosis Society consensus statements for screening and treating depression and anxiety

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Studies measuring psychological distress in individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) have found high rates of both depression and anxiety. Psychological symptoms in both individuals with CF and parent caregivers have been associated with Continue reading International Committee on Mental Health in Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and European Cystic Fibrosis Society consensus statements for screening and treating depression and anxiety

Antibiotic Resistance in Cystic Fibrosis Patients Explored Using Whole Genome Sequencing

In a recent study entitled “Comparative genomics of non-pseudomonal bacterial species colonising paediatric cystic fibrosis patients,” researchers performed a whole-genome profiling of bacterial strains, that are not Pseudomonas Continue reading Antibiotic Resistance in Cystic Fibrosis Patients Explored Using Whole Genome Sequencing

McGill research team makes cystic fibrosis discovery | CTV Montreal News

Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disorder affecting children and young adults in Canada. Researchers have yet to find a cure, but a team from McGill recently made a discovery that’s giving Continue reading McGill research team makes cystic fibrosis discovery | CTV Montreal News