Category Archives: Cystic Fibrosis

Fast, Accurate Cystic Fibrosis Test Developed






Newswise — Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a fast, inexpensive and highly accurate test to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis. The new method detects virtually all mutations in the CF gene, preventing missed diagnoses that … Continue reading






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Cystic fibrosis: New treatment for underlying cause has received EU approval






Researchers at Queen’s University, as part of an international research team which trialled a combination of two drugs – Lumafactor and Ivacaftor, which can improve lung function and reduce hospital treatments for cystic fibrosis sufferers, has received EU approval. ORKAMBI® … Continue reading






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FDA approves Vertex’s Orkambi, a new treatment for cystic fibrosis






The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first drug for cystic fibrosis directed at treating the cause of the disease in people who have two copies of a specific mutation. Orkambi (lumacaftor 200 mg/ivacaftor 125 mg) is now … Continue reading






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For cystic fibrosis patients with infected lungs, study may explain low blood oxygen levels






Researchers have defined a new bodily process in mice that may explain why blood oxygen levels are lower for patients with cystic fibrosis when they get a lung infection. “Infected areas of the lung are not as capable as healthy … Continue reading






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Active video games as an exercise tool for children with cystic fibrosis






J Cyst Fibros. 2013 Nov 1. pii: S1569-1993(13)00165-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2013.10.008. [Epub ahead of print] Active video games as an exercise tool for children with cystic fibrosis O’Donovan C, Greally P, Canny G, McNally P, Hussey J. Source: Discipline of Physiotherapy, … Continue reading






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Scientists pinpoint 105 additional genetic errors that cause cystic fibrosis






Of the over 1,900 errors already reported in the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis (CF), it is unclear how many of them actually contribute to the inherited disease. Now a team of researchers reports significant headway in figuring out which … Continue reading






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