Cystic fibrosis in the news

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27/11/2012 Dysfunctional blood vessels could affect ability to exercise for CF patients

People with cystic fibrosis (CF) may have trouble exercising because their blood vessels are not performing as well as they should, according to a new study.


09/11/2012 New light shed on lung inflammation in cystic fibrosis

Scientists in Canada have discovered a potential treatment that can reduce inflammation in the lungs for people with cystic fibrosis (CF).


25/10/2012 Sleep disorders common in cystic fibrosis

Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) are likely to suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea, according to a study.


02/10/2012 Microbes found in healthy lungs shed light on cystic fibrosis

New research has identified key differences in the lungs of healthy people compared with the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis (CF).


24/08/2012 ‘Brush' offers clues to fighting lung disease

A discovery of an internal ‘brush’ that could help clear the lungs of unwanted mucus and foreign bodies, could help scientists understand more about lung diseases.


10/07/2012 New study sheds light on increased risk of infection for people with cystic fibrosis

A team of scientists from the USA has shed new light on why people with cystic fibrosis (CF) may be more susceptible to airway infection.


29/05/2012 Worse symptoms for women with cystic fibrosis caused by female hormone

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that the female hormone oestrogen causes woman with cystic fibrosis to experience more severe symptoms than men with the condition.


23/04/2012 Study sheds light on bacterial infection in people with CF

Scientists have discovered why a certain type of bacteria, which is harmless in healthy people, is so dangerous to people with cystic fibrosis.


11/04/2012 Virus could be used to treat infection

Researchers in Ireland have shown that viruses, called bacteriophage viruses, kill the pseudomonas bacteria which are a high risk, even lethal, to people with cystic fibrosis (CF).


10/04/2012 Cystic fibrosis research technique breakthrough

Using stem cell techniques, a research group at Harvard University, Massachusetts, have developed a way to more quickly progress research into cystic fibrosis and develop drug treatments.


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