Cystic FIbrosis

New Discovery Could Treat Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a devastating genetic disorder which is multi-system, affecting the lungs, sinuses, sweat glands and digestive tract. This illness affects over 30,000 people in the United States alone, with over 700 of these people in Georgia. The disease is painful and debilitating but we are beginning to understand...

Genetics Could Contribute to Cystic Fibrosis Severity

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder which affects many bodily systems, including digestion, sweat glands, sinuses and lungs. This disease afflicts over 30,000 people in the United States alone, with over 700 of those living in Georgia, making Atlanta cystic fibrosis a serious problem. Research into this debilitating disease is...

Cause Behind Cystic Fibrosis’ Progression Found

Cystic Fibrosis affects tens of thousands of people worldwide. It is an illness in which mucus builds up in the lungs and pancreas, among other organs, causing airways to become constricted and blocked. This leads to infections, damage to the lungs and eventually to the failure of the respiratory system....

Regional Isolation Discovered as Cause for Diverse Bacteria in Lungs of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Cystic fibrosis affects over 30,000 people in the United States. Cystic fibrosis is a multi-system genetic disorder which affects the digestive track, sinuses, lungs and even sweat glands of patients. It is associated with a protein called CTFR, which transports chloride across the cell membranes and creates chronic lung and...

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