Dr. John P. Clancy shares new developments in drugs that restore airway surface liquid in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, making it easier to clear mucus.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is funding research into gene editing techniques to see if they can be used to fix the mutations that cause cystic fibrosis. One of the most popular techniques is CRISPR-Cas9. To see how this might work for CF, watch this video.
Ever wonder about an aspect of cystic fibrosis that you would love someone to research? Find out how you can submit a question in our first community-driven research project.
For the first time, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation invited non-CF experts to its annual research conference to meet with CF researchers. The conference -- New Technologies Advancing Toward a One-Time Cure -- in Savannah last month focused on the challenges being faced in gene editing, gene delivery and stem-cell biology and laid the foundation for new collaborations.
The Foundation hosted a small conference that brought together CF scientists, clinical researchers, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry representatives. Learn more and watch a short video of attendees sharing their thoughts about the progress we are making in CF research.
Drs. Drucy Borowitz and Manu Jain share new developments in drugs that will treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis.
Last week I travelled to D.C. to serve on a panel discussing the recent developments in precision medicine. I've got to say, it was pretty neat.
My experience surviving a life-threatening infection led to my role as the CF community co-chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Infection Research Initiative. Having a room full of leading scientists listen to my story helped renew my faith that we can tackle the complex challenge of difficult-to-treat infections.
Although 90-95 percent of people with cystic fibrosis are expected to benefit from CF transmembrane regulator (CFTR) modulators, 5 percent of the population will still need alternative therapies to address the underlying cause of their disease. Learn more about the research that the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is doing to find treatments for the 5 percent of people with these rare and nonsense mutations.
As both a researcher and a person with cystic fibrosis, it is an amazing experience to watch cells with rare CF mutations respond to drugs in the lab. Knowing the scientific basis for my treatments not only gives me a sense of control, but it encourages me to do my treatments.