News tagged with cystic fibrosis

No hiding place for infecting bacteria

Scientists in Colorado have discovered a new approach to prevent bacterial infections from taking hold. Writing in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, Dr Quinn Parks and colleagues describe how they used enzymes against ...

dateMar 16, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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MiPACT reveals infections in plain view

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder in which chronic accumulations of thick mucus, called sputum, can trap bacteria in the lungs and cause frequent, serious lung infections. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis, but ...

dateSep 28, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Tackling the root cause of cystic fibrosis

Treatments for cystic fibrosis (CF) have added years to the lives of thousands of Americans. But they can be difficult to administer, and most don't fix the underlying cause. Scientists have now found that a small molecule, ...

dateAug 26, 2015 in Biochemistry
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