UBC research uses genomics to help cystic fibrosis patients

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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”

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