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All Fifty States to Screen Newborns for Cystic Fibrosis by 2010

BETHESDA, Md., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today that all 50 states plus the District of Columbia have passed legislation requiring that all newborns be screened for cystic fibrosis (CF) by the year 2010. Early diagnosis of cystic fibrosis, a li...

Women with cystic fibrosis can have safe and successful fertility treatment

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Women with cystic fibrosis can have fertility treatment to help them have babies without any long-term adverse effects on either themselves or their children, according to new research presented at the 25th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction an...

KePRO Employees Make "Great Strides" Towards Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

The Keystone Peer Review Organization, Inc. (KePRO), a leading quality improvement and care management organization, is pleased to announce the donation of $12,260 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Harrisburg, PA (Vocus) June 23, 2009 -- The Keystone Peer Review Organi...

iUniverse Hosts Canadian Storytellers, Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Advocate for BookExpo America 2009 Book Signings

NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- iUniverse , the leading provider of self-publishing and marketing services for authors around the globe, is hosting Canadian storytellers Elisabeth Richards and Bruce Lord, and cystic fibrosis awareness advocate Margarete Cassalina, at a pair of free book si...

State Fair Meadowlands Teams Up & Goes Trucking For Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

State Fair Meadowlands Helps Raise Awareness & Funds for Cystic Fibrosis EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that on average Cystic Fibrosis affects over 500 individuals in NJ alone, 30,000 in the U.S. and 70,000 worldwide? While progress is being made to better...

New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Airways remained clear and moist in studies, researcher says MONDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- A new aerosol spray may help keep the airways of cystic fibrosis patients moist and clear, researchers say. Using a special agent called GS-9411, the spray prevents sodium from being abso...

Sodium channel blocker shows promise as a potential treatment for cystic fibrosis

ATS 2009, SAN DIEGOCystic fibrosis patients may benefit from a new therapy that increases airway hydration, preventing the buildup of mucous, which is a key factor in the disease, according to researchers at Parion Sciences in Durham, N.C. The research will be presented on Sunday, May 17, during...

CW's 7th Heaven Actress Mackenzie Rosman to Visit Birmingham Area High School to Honor Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fundraising

Vestavia Hills High School Raises More than $17,000 and Beats Schools Nationwide BETHESDA, Md., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today that CW's 7th Heaven actress Mackenzie Rosman will visit Vestavia Hills High School in Birmingham, Al...

Quest Diagnostics Discovers New Genetic Mutations Affecting Cystic Fibrosis Screening

Company's Scientists also Enhance Industry Standards for Quality Screening in Three Articles Published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics MADISON, N.J., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest Diagnostics scientists provide new insights into genetic factors affecting the accuracy an...

Insights Give New Hope Against Cystic Fibrosis

Behavior of certain white blood cells may hold key to treatment, scientists say FRIDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- White blood cells called neutrophils play an important role in the severe lung damage suffered by cystic fibrosis patients, according to U.S. researchers. Their findi...

Scientists find gene that modifies severity of cystic fibrosis lung disease

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and colleagues, have identified a gene that modifies the severity of lung disease in people with cystic fibrosis, a lethal genetic condition. The findings open the door to possible new targets for treatment, researc...

JackpotCity.com Online Bingo Raises Over 10,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

JackpotCity.com Online Bingo has sold over 100,000 Bingo tickets for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and raised over £10,000 for the charity in the process. Gibraltar (PRWEB) March 3, 2009 -- JackpotCity.com Online Bingo has ensured that both the Cystic Fibrosis Trust (...

Study Pinpoints New Gene for Cystic Fibrosis

Variant can affect disease severity, experts say,, WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified a new gene associated with cystic fibrosis. Dr. Christopher Karp, of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and an international team of colleagues demon...

Hope for preventative treatment for cystic fibrosis lung disease

Heidelberg researchers have succeeded in preventing cystic fibrosis lung disease in an animal model by spraying amiloride into the lungs of young mice. This is the first therapy to successfully attack the root cause of the widespread hereditary disease in a living organism. When mice are given ...

Scientists Spot Key to Cystic Fibrosis Infections

Targeting pigments in mucus could fight deadly,,bacteria in lungs TUESDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Blue-green pigments called phenazines that stain the mucus in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients are signaling molecules that could spur dangerous infections, researchers say. T...

Intervention in infants with cystic fibrosis key to slowing progression

Early detection of lung disease in cystic fibrosis (CF), combined with aggressive treatment in infants, may be the key to controlling the progression of the disease, according to a recent study. New research shows that contrary to previous scientific opinion, progressive lung damage in CF patients...

Estrogen May Explain Why Women With Cystic Fibrosis Suffer More

Study found high levels of hormone worsened respiratory disease THURSDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of estrogen during ovulation may explain why women with cystic fibrosis tend to fare worse than men with the respiratory disease, researchers at the University of North C...

Vitamin D Guidelines Too Low for Cystic Fibrosis Kids

Study says deficiency persists even after weekly doses up to 3 times recommended amount MONDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Existing guidelines for treating vitamin D deficiency in children with cystic fibrosis are too low and put patients at high risk for bone loss and rickets, a new ...

Children with cystic fibrosis not well covered by guidelines for vitamin D needs

Existing recommendations for treating vitamin D deficiency in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) are too low to cover the serious need, leaving most at high risk for bone loss and rickets, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. In results of their investigation, publishe...

Mucous breakthrough in mice holds promise for cystic fibrosis

A London, Canada scientist studying cystic fibrosis (CF) has successfully corrected the defect which causes the overproduction of intestinal mucous in mice. This discovery by Dr. Richard Rozmahel, a scientist with the Lawson Health Research Institute, affiliated with The University of Western Onta...

Five States Step Up Efforts to Screen Newborns for Cystic Fibrosis

More Than 40 States Now Provide Routine Testing for Life-Threatening Disease WASHINGTON, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four states -- Arkansas, Kansas, Maine, and West Virginia -- have joined 40 others and the District of Columbia in requiring that all newborns be screened for cystic fi...

GREAT STRIDES Walks for Cystic Fibrosis Slated for 47 States This Weekend

Nationwide Fundraiser Seeks to Raise $38 Million for Life-threatening Disease BETHESDA, Md., May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Walkers in nearly every state will raise funds for cystic fibrosis this weekend -- May 17 and 18 -- by participating in GREAT STRIDES, the largest national CF fund-r...

Alabama Begins Mandatory Screening of Newborns for Cystic Fibrosis

State Joins 40 Others in Screening for Life-Threatening, Genetic Disease WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alabama has joined 39 other states and the District of Columbia in requiring that all newborns be screened for cystic fibrosis at birth. "We congratulate Alabama for i...

Lung transplants in cystic fibrosis patients with life-threatening bacteria sparks debate at ISHLT

Boston, MA (April 11, 2008) During Wednesdays Satellite Symposium 3: The Challenges of Lung Transplantation in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, clinicians and researchers discussed some of the unique ...

Three New States Join Efforts to Screen Newborns for Cystic Fibrosis

Alabama, Vermont and Nevada Join 37 Others in Screening for Life-Threatening, Genetic Disease WASHINGTON, April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois and Vermont have joined 37 other states and the District of Columbia in requiring that all newborns be screened for cystic fibrosis at...

Lung transplants not dangerous for children with cystic fibrosis, after all

St. Louis, Mo. and Chapel Hill, N.C. March 31, 2008 - Responding to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which concluded that lung transplants were harmful for children with cystic fibrosis, articles published in the latest issue of Pediatric Transplantation refute the conclu...

GeneGo Rolls out MetaMiner Cystic Fibrosis - the First Disease-Specific Software Platform to Advance Drug Discovery

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., the leading systems biology tools company, announced today the release of MetaMiner Cystic Fibrosis, a first of its kind software and database platform designed to help advance drug discovery for cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening gene...

Research promising for cystic fibrosis

Toronto, ON. New U of T research holds promise for developing innovative therapies against cystic fibrosis and may also serve as a model for future therapies against the HIV virus. Led by Professor Igor Stagljar, University of Toronto scientists have identified several compounds that block a...

Newborn Screening Suggests Decline in Cystic Fibrosis

Study also found drop in a severe form of the disorder,, WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of cystic fibrosis may be decreasing, and a more severe form of the disease caused by one particular gene also appears to be on the decline. Those are the two main findings ...

Bone complications due to cystic fibrosis have a genetic cause, according to an MUHC study

Montreal, 6 February 2008 - A recent study by Dr Christina Haston, a researcher of the McGill University Health Centre research Institute, sheds some new light on the bone problems that generally accompany cystic fibrosis. Dr Hastons study is pointing at genetics as contributing to this bone frail...

Drug fights cystic fibrosis

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. An experimental drug that has proven effective in treating muscular dystrophy also works for cystic fibrosis, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The new study is the latest on a compound called PTC124, which helps to rescue faulty protei...

Secondhand Smoke Worsens Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

No safe level for sufferers, especially those with genetic variant, study says TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to secondhand smoke worsens lung function in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), especially those with certain genetic variations, say U.S. researchers. "Despit...

Montana Passes Newborn Screening Law for Cystic Fibrosis

State Joins 36 Others in Screening for Life-Threatening, Genetic Disease WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All newborns in Montana will be screened for cystic fibrosis (CF), beginning today. Montana is the 37th state in the country, plus the District of Columbia, to join the r...

Ibuprofen Preserves Lung Function in Kids With Cystic Fibrosis

Therapy slowed respiratory decline by almost a third, study found FRIDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDay News) -- The common pain reliever and anti-inflammatory ibuprofen significantly slows the decline in lung function seen in children with cystic fibrosis, U.S. researchers report. A team at C...

Ibuprofen associated with slower lung function decline in children with cystic fibrosis

Treatment with ibuprofen is associated with a significantly slower rate of decline in lung function in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis, according to a new study. Researchers found that patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) who took high doses of ibuprofen had a 29 percent reduction ...

Lung Transplants May Not Help Most Cystic Fibrosis Children

Study found little improvement, but procedures have also changed since analysis was made WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Hardly any of the children who receive lung transplants because of severe damage caused by cystic fibrosis benefit from the risky operation, a study concludes...

Experts Release New Cystic Fibrosis Guidelines

Includes updated info on which drugs work, which don't THURSDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Experts on Thursday issued new clinical standards for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF). The guidelines were based on a two-year review of published research on patients aged six and older. "Ph...

AMRI and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Launch Major Research Collaboration

Total Value Could Reach Up to $23.7 Million ANAHEIM, Calif. and ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AMRI (Nasdaq: AMRI ) and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc. (CFFT), the nonprofit affiliate of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, announced today a four-ye...

Anaheim to Host World's Largest Cystic Fibrosis Medical Meeting

More than 3,000 leading scientists and clinicians to present advances in CF research and care ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- An international medical meeting will draw more than 3,000 cystic fibrosis experts from all fields of science and medicine to Anaheim Oct. 3 - 6...

Ibuprofen can slow lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis, Canadian study shows

Toronto, ON (September 4, 2007) The results of a clinical trial, published in late August in the Journal of Pediatrics, indicates that, when used as part of routine therapy, high-dose ibuprofen is safe, and effective in slowing down lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis (CF). Headed by...
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