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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Helps Patients Through Insurance Maze, and Even with Hurricanes

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- More adults than children are living with cystic fibrosis for the first time ever, says the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). This means more patients are encountering issues they have never had to face — such as saving for their children’s college and their own retirement. They are also having to deal with an increasingly confusing healthcare system […] The post Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Helps Patients Through Insurance Maze, and Even with Hurricanes appeared first on Cystic Fibrosis News Today.

Proteostasis Plans New Trials of Its CFTR Protein Therapies for Cystic Fibrosis

Monday, November 20, 2017 -- Proteostasis Therapeutics is expecting clinical trial results on three of its cystic fibrosis therapies in the next few months, and plans to start additional trials in 2018. CF is a genetic disease caused by mutations in the sequence of the CFTR gene, which leads to impaired activity of the CFTR protein. The disease is characterized […] The post Proteostasis Plans New Trials of Its CFTR Protein Therapies for Cystic Fibrosis appeared first on Cystic Fibrosis News Today.

Cystic fibrosis patients have more good and bad bacteria in their lungs, study finds

Monday, November 20, 2017 -- A large multicenter study found that patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) – who tend to develop chronic lung infections – had more good and bad bacteria in their lungs compared to controls.