News tagged with cystic fibrosis

Bacteria 'launch a shield' to resist attack

Bacteria that cause chronic lung infections can communicate with each other to form a deadly shield against the body's natural defenses. Studying these interactions could lead to new ways of treating bacteria that are resistant ...

dateNov 02, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Calcium induces chronic lung infections

The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a life-threatening pathogen in hospitals. About ten percent of all nosocomial infections, in particular pneumonia, are caused by this pathogen. Researchers from the University of Basel's ...

dateOct 24, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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