When a person catches a bacterial infection, they are usually prescribed a course of antibiotics, medicines used to prevent and treat illnesses caused by this class of pathogens. Antibiotic resistance … Continue Reading New bacterial survival mechanism identified in antibiotic resistance.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic-based disorder primarily affecting the lungs. The gene affected by cystic fibrosis is CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator), controlling the movement of electrolytes in and … Continue Reading New lung cell type discovered.
Nearly 70,000 people worldwide are living with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease. There currently is no cure for the condition, however, researchers from the University of Missouri have identified … Continue Reading Previously unseen mechanism and component in protein that causes cystic fibrosis identified.
A new method of testing the most common cause of life-threatening infection in people with cystic fibrosis could improve efforts to study and combat the illness. The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa … Continue Reading Researchers develop first human model of P. aeruginosa infection in cystic fibrosis lungs.
A team led by UC San Francisco has discovered why mucus in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) is thick, sticky and difficult to cough up, leaving these … Continue Reading Researchers identify the mechanism cystic fibrosis uses to thicken mucus in the lungs.
Mutation of one gene is all it takes to get cystic fibrosis (CF), but disease severity depends on many other genes and proteins. For the first time, researchers at the … Continue Reading Researchers map epigenetic pathways linked to cystic fibrosis disease severity.