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3D Printed Ear, Bone, and Muscle Tissue

It sounds like science fiction, but it’s not: 3D-printed human ear, bone, and muscle tissue have been implanted in lab rats and successfully grew their own blood vessel networks. We’ve been hearing about this for a few years now: different groups of researchers working on 3D-printing processes and materials that …

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Financial: Your Questions from the 2015 Survey

Your Financial Questions From Our Survey in April 2015   How can you lower our out of pocket expenses in medications? Where else can we find financial help for the high cost of copays? Where can I get help with expenses? The high cost of medicines and machines need to …

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Dr. Warren Warwick, The Bell Curve

The Bell Curve Dr. Warwick has made a study of what it takes to do better than everyone else.  He will be missed by the CF Community! What happens when patients find out how good their doctors really are? BY ATUL GAWANDE Every illness is a story, and Annie Page’s …

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UCSD’s 3D Printed Liver Cells Most Liver-like Yet

3 D Printed Liver Image from ccsmobile.co.uk Feb 9, 2016 Home to the original bioprinting firm, Organovo, San Diego is, apparently, a hotbed of bioprinting activity.  Or, at the very least, the University of California, San Diego is make its own strides in the field of bioprinted liver tissue.  Published …

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Enzymes – Frequently Asked Questions

Newly Diagnosed/Infancy The doctors want me to give the enzymes to my baby in food but he’s only a week old? I thought we weren’t supposed to give solids that early. My baby nurses by grazing. When do I give more enzymes? I’m supposed to give ½ an enzyme. How …

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Toddler Bubby, taking enzymes for Cystic Fibrosis treatment

80%-90% of people with Cystic Fibrosis need to take enzyme capsules before they eat, as part of their Cystic Fibrosis treatment. In Cystic Fibrosis, as the lungs produce thick, sticky mucus, the pancreas also makes the same type of mucus that blocks the release of enzymes needed for digestion. When …

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Sharktank: Jim Caldwell

My name is Jim Caldwell and I would like to introduce myself to this group. I am the president of another cystic fibrosis group called Sharktank Research Foundation (sharktank.org). I’ve been involved with Sharktank since 1999. I began studying cystic fibrosis seventeen years ago through Sharktank, shortly after my daughter was …

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Your Questions on Nutraceuticals

From our Survey in 2015 Qualitative Research: YOUR Questions   What are some natural treatments that are safe and effective to enhance regular treatments? Who will work with CF patients regarding natural remedies such as essential oils? What foods, natural remedies, or supplements have most helped patients slow the progression …

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How cystic fibrosis promotes lung infections

From the NIH At a Glance Scientists discovered how cystic fibrosis raises the risk for lung infections. The findings also identify a novel potential therapeutic target. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that results in a buildup of thick and sticky mucus in the lungs, airways, and other organs. Excess …

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