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University of British Columbia studying B-cepacia with some success!

Burkholderia cenocepacia has been a very hard to treat bacterial infection for our Cystic Fibrosis  community.  Some of you may remember a member of our community, LightnLife…Lauren Beyenhoff.  She was a trained scientist and an active member of our site a few years ago. I remember our days on Second …

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Evolution of a New App for Cystic Fibrosis management

Behind The Scenes With A New App For Managing Your Cystic Fibrosis By Jeanne Barnett, founder of CysticFibrosis.com In my 21 years of operating CysticFibrosis.com and from reading over two million messages in our forums, I’ve learned that CF patients generate fascinating data that is valuable to other patients, caregivers, …

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Cystic Fibrosis Genetics: First Structural Map of Cystic Fibrosis Protein

First structural map of the cystic fibrosis protein sheds light on how mutations cause disease. This article highlights this recent discovery in cystic fibrosis genetics. Scientists from Rockefeller University have created the first three-dimensional map of the protein responsible for cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease for which there is no …

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Make Friends with your Legislators! Tell them about Cystic Fibrosis.

Especially for Cystic Fibrosis, how the government acts on the Accountable Care Act  (ObamaCare) does make a difference! Since Healthcare was such a big issue in the last election: Keep in touch with your legislators…YOU HIRED THEM!  They need to hear from YOU! Make them your FRIENDS! Congress: Find your …

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Webinar: Infection Prevention During Bronchoscopy

Laurence Muscarella Ph.D. and Atul Mehta M.D. A detailed webinar (71:30 minutes) can be viewed online. Highlights: The latest research into bronchoscope cross-contamination issues. Most frequent causes of infection risks Most importantly:  what everyone who uses bronchoscope should know to prevent risks Click to view the Webinar    

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10 Ways to Help When a Friend is Diagnosed With a Chronic Disease

This heartfelt article filled with personal experience will give you 10 great ways to respond when really “you may feel speechless” at some surprising news a friend may give you. Full of empathy and gentleness.  This is one we all need as we struggle to be our best selves for all …

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DiagnosisLiving With CFTechnology

Flourescent Sensor is a new Low-Cost Tool for Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis

Read the article here on sciencedaily.com “Scientists have developed a new diagnostic test for cystic fibrosis. The new device provides a cheaper, easier way to detect levels of chloride in sweat, which are elevated in cystic fibrosis patients.” “Cystic fibrosis is caused by two faulty copies of a gene that affects …

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Living With CFResearchSurvey

Thank YOU! This research is complete!

All of the goals were met in 20 hours!   This community loves to be part of research. Thank you! Research Opportunities! $40.00 Gift Card to Complete On-Line Research This research opportunity involved 5-17 year old on Pulmozyme. It was for both patients and caregivers.    

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FinancialLiving With CFTreatments

Mom takes on Vertex CEO about pricey Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Drugs

In October, Oklahoma-based journalist and mom Juliana Keeping traveled to Boston with her son to confront Jeffrey Leiden, the CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Keeping’s son, Eli, has cystic fibrosis, and she’s not happy that Vertex’s two-drug combo, Orkambi, costs $259,000 a year. So Keeping, who gathered more than 124,700 signatures on …

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Lung Bio-engineering Clinical Trial may benefit cystic fibrosis patients

EX VIVO LUNG PERFUSION During an organ transplant, time is of the essence and Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion is no different. Lungs are explanted, evaluated, and shipped as quickly as possible to our specialized EVLP facility. The EVLP team works around the clock to assess the lungs, share data with …

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