Researchers Produce First Pig with Cystic Fibrosis

September 26, 2008

Foundation-supported researchers announced today they have developed the first promising animal model for CF research. Scientists at the University of Iowa and the University of Missouri have successfully produced pigs born with cystic fibrosis that mimic the exact symptoms of a newborn with CF.

This new model will help improve understanding of the disease and may also speed discovery of new treatments.

Read the full story in Reuters.