Cystic Fibrosis

Best foods to eat with cystic fibrosis

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What to know about nitric oxide supplements

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Cystic fibrosis carriers: What to know

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Cystic Fibrosis Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses

Garden snails may have secret weapons against aggressive bacteria

Have you ever wondered how snails can spend their time crawling over dirt rife with potentially dangerous bacteria but manage to stay healthy? Two British scientists did, and this led them to discover new proteins that can fight harmful bacteria. The mucus of the garden snail, Cornu aspersum, contains proteins with antibacterial potential, a new […]

Cystic Fibrosis Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses

Where antibiotics fail, ‘bacteria-eating’ viruses may prevail

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can cause infections that are very difficult to treat, and they may sometimes put a person’s life in danger. However, a creative new approach may offer a potent weapon against these “superbugs.” Bacteriophages (depicted above) are viruses that can infect and destroy bacteria. Could they hold the answer to antibiotic resistance? The recent […]

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Common virus could speed up cystic fibrosis

A new study has found that cytomegalovirus, which is normally dormant in people who have it, can become active again in people with cystic fibrosis who develop lung infections. New research explores the role of cytomegalovirus in cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition. It causes damage to the lungs and digestive system, and […]