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September 8, 2018
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Bacteria can pass on memory to descendants, UCLA-led team discovers

Findings are a major step toward understanding persistent infections that affect people with cystic fibrosis Led by scientists at UCLA, an international team of researchers has discovered that bacteria have a “memory” that passes sensory knowledge from one generation of … Continue reading

September 23, 2012
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App Lets You Monitor Lung Health Using Only a Smartphone

People suffering from asthma or other chronic lung problems are typically only able to get a measure of their lung function at the doctor’s office a few times a year by blowing into a specialized piece of equipment. More frequent … Continue reading

April 28, 2012
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Research Shows Why One Bacterial Infection is So Deadly in Cystic Fibrosis

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scientists have found why a certain type of bacteria, harmless in healthy people, is so deadly to patients with cystic fibrosis. The bacterium, Burkholderia cenocepacia, causes a severe and persistent lung infection in patients with CF and … Continue reading

January 22, 2012
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Chemists Unlock Potential Target For Drug Development

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A receptor found on blood platelets whose importance as a potential pharmaceutical target has long been questioned may in fact be fruitful in drug testing, according to new research from Michigan State University chemists. A team … Continue reading

January 20, 2012
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What Bacteria Don’t Know Can Hurt Them

Many infections, even those caused by antibiotic-sensitive bacteria, resist treatment.  This paradox has vexed physicians for decades, and makes some infections impossible to cure. A key cause of this resistance is that bacteria become starved for nutrients during infection.  Starved … Continue reading

December 10, 2011
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Novel Nanoparticle Mimicking Virus Offers New Route to Gene Therapy

Researchers at Yale University have developed a novel nanoparticle with promising applications in gene therapy, a type of medical treatment that addresses the root causes of diseases now typically treated for symptoms. The advance could lead to new therapies for … Continue reading

October 13, 2011
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WHOI Teaming with Flatley Discovery Lab in Search for Effective Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has signed a $1.18 million agreement with the Flatley Discovery Lab in Charlestown, Mass., to investigate and supply marine microbial extracts as possible treatments for cystic fibrosis (CF). The life-shortening respiratory disease has eluded … Continue reading

October 13, 2010
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One Step Closer to a Drug Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis, MU Professor Says

*Study recognized for significance and importance in the world’s most common genetic disease* COLUMBIA, Mo. – A University of Missouri researcher believes his latest work moves scientists closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis, one of the world’s most common … Continue reading