Scientists have developed an inhaled treatment for asthma that prevents excess mucus from building up in mice.
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Engineered deubiquitinases combines a synthetic nanobody that recognises a protein that can rescue proteins tagged for destruction.
Researchers reveal the Vav3 protein is responsible for the formation of bacterial docking stations in the airway cells which promote the recurrent lung infections seen in Cystic Fibrosis patients.
An area where stem cell biology and medicine are combining effectively is the establishment of new cell therapies. However, current therapies are limited to a narrow set of cell types that can be isolated or created and expanded in vitro. Dr Owen Rackham discusses how utilising computational approaches will further…
Scientists have developed a new antimicrobial peptide therapy named D8 with high efficacy and low toxicity in mice which could be used to fight lung infections.
In an effort to address some of the more serious untreatable infections encountered by patients with cystic fibrosis, Calibr will collaborate with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on a two-year project.
A new process for producing organoids allows researchers to explore intestinal epithelium in isolation and could allow for the development of improved targeted treatments of diseases.
Gene editing using the CRISPR system has been established as the most powerful tool in the search for new drugs and is now being exploited for therapeutic purposes. Here, Pushpanathan Muthuirulan discusses the promises and wider opportunities of using CRISPR technology to open up the possibility of large-scale screening of…
Glycans, which are found in mucus, have the ability to regulate how microbes behave and could lead to new therapeutics.
CRISPR is the buzzword of the moment in the drug discovery industry – mainly due to its potential to correct disease-causing mutations. However, those using the technology need to be mindful that it is used responsibly, and possible risks are considered before use. Mark Behlke discusses the potential of CRISPR…
Targeting a deadly bacteria's use of succinate in the lungs could control infection and improve the health of people with cystic fibrosis.
A research team have used genome editing to correct two of the mutations that cause cystic fibrosis.
Researchers have identified a promising solution to improving treatments offered to patients with cystic fibrosis that could lead to the development of new personalised therapies...
Canadian researchers have identified several unknown chemicals that were consistently associated with babies who had cystic fibrosis (CF), including two different drug and environmental compounds the infants secreted in sweat at much lower concentration levels...
Couples who are undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in order to avoid transmission of inherited diseases, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy or cystic fibrosis, should also have their embryos screened for abnormal numbers of chromosomes at the same time, say Italian researchers.