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Cystic Fibrosis - National Library of Medicine - PubMed Health

Cystic Fibrosis (CF)<p>A common hereditary disease in which exocrine (secretory) glands produce abnormally thick mucus. This mucus can cause problems in …

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Cystic fibrosis breakthrough reveals why females fare worse than males

Researchers have discovered why females with cystic fibrosis do worse than males. The study is the first to show that the female hormone estrogen …

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Discovery holds potential in destroying drug-resistant bacteria

Through the serendipity of science, researchers have discovered a potential treatment for deadly, drug-resistant bacterial infections that uses the …

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Biodegradable particles can bypass mucus, release drugs over time

Researchers have created biodegradable nanosized particles that can easily slip through the body's sticky and viscous mucus secretions to deliver a …

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Video games may help clear airway of cystic fibrosis patients

Video games controlled by the player's breath can encourage youths with cystic fibrosis to use techniques that can help keep their airways clearer, …

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Gene network restores cystic fibrosis protein function

Researchers have discovered a genetic process that can restore function to a defective protein, which is the most common cause of cystic fibrosis.

Airways More Acidic In Cystic Fibrosis Patients, Less Effective At Killing Bacteria

The human airway is a pretty inhospitable place for microbes. There are numerous immune defense mechanisms poised to kill or remove inhaled bacteria …

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Protein involved in cystic fibrosis also plays role in emphysema, chronic lung disease

Researchers have discovered that a protein involved in cystic fibrosis also regulates inflammation and cell death in emphysema and may be responsible …

Genome regions that could influence severity of cystic fibrosis identified

Scientists have pinpointed regions of the genome that contribute to the debilitating lung disease that is the hallmark of cystic fibrosis.

Why long-term antibiotic use increases infection with a mycobacterium

The clinical outcome is improved if patients with chronic lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis are treated long-term with the antibiotic …

Concentrated saline therapy not effective in young children with cystic fibrosis

Inhaling concentrated saline (salt water) mist does not reduce how often infants and young children with cystic fibrosis need antibiotics for …

Scientists pinpoint 105 additional genetic errors that cause cystic fibrosis

Of the over 1,900 errors already reported in the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis (CF), it is unclear how many of them actually contribute to the …

Target two forms of iron to control cystic fibrosis lung infection

The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa needs iron to establish and maintain a biofilm in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, and therapies have been …

What Does Aspergers Feel Like?

It’s a phrase I hear from often at home. It’s a phrase I’ve used myself from time to time. When you hear it, you know exactly what it means.<p>“I’m …

Aspergers Girl Talks About Coping With The Holidays

Autism 'affects male and female brains differently'

<b>Autism affects male and female brains differently, a study has suggested.</b><p>UK experts studied brain scans of 120 men and women, with half of those studied having autism.<p>The differences found in the research, published in journal Brain, show more work is needed to understand how autism affects girls, …

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Different Parts Of Brain Affected By Autism In Women And Men, Study Finds

Different parts of the brain are affected in women with autism than in men with autism, according to a new study.<p>Autism is known to affect boys more often than girls -- one in 54 boys, versus one in 252 girls -- and this new finding provides evidence for researchers that the condition might not …

New Clues To Why Some Autistic Kids Are So Good At Math

Differences in cognitive organization turns some people with autism into math whizzes.<p>Though children with autism spectrum disorder often have difficulty with social interaction and communication, they're also much more likely to be savants--to show extraordinary skill in a particular area, like …

Brain changes of autism may begin in the womb

Scientists say many of the brain changes seen in autism likely occur during pregnancy and delivery.<p>Two new studies add to a growing body of evidence pointing to pregnancy as a critical period in the brain changes that lead to autism.<p>One study, published Tuesday in <i>Annals of Neurology,</i> finds a …

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