News tagged with cystic fibrosis

Hospitals hunt substitutes as drug shortages rise

(AP) -- A growing shortage of medications for a host of illnesses - from cancer to cystic fibrosis to cardiac arrest - has hospitals scrambling for substitutes to avoid patient harm, and sometimes even delaying treatment.

May 30, 2011
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Novel approach shows promise for cystic fibrosis

An investigational drug targeting a defective protein that causes cystic fibrosis has been shown to improve lung function in a small study of CF patients, according to findings published Nov. 18, 2010, in the New England Jo ...

Nov 17, 2010
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Channeling efforts to fight cystic fibrosis

The lab of Kevin Foskett, PhD, the Isaac Ott Professor of Physiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has found a possible new target for fighting cystic fibrosis (CF) that could compensate ...

Sep 17, 2010
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