7 Cystic Fibrosis Headlines You Can’t Miss

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1 – 10 Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms to Look Out for

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Learn more about the CF symptoms to look out for in newborns and infants.

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2 – Raptor’s Cystic Fibrosis Treatment, Inhaled Levofloxacin, Granted FDA Infectious Disease Designation


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation to MP-376, Raptor Pharmaceutical’s inhaled levofloxacin to treat pulmonary infections due to pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients with cystic fibrosis; non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (BE); and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM).

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3 – Cystic Fibrosis: Living, Breathing, Succeeding

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“This short film captures the overall arc of Jerry Cahill’s life – his journey of living, breathing, and succeeding with cystic fibrosis.”

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4 – An Undeniable Hope: Recent CF Breakthroughs Show That a Cure Can Be Found

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In his first weekly column for Cystic Fibrosis News Today, PhD student and CF patient Stephen Shannon talks candidly about what the ongoing search for a cure for cystic fibrosis means to him, and why there is great reason for hope.

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5 – Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect Devices Used to Develop New Way of Assessing CF Lung Health

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Kinect technology being used to assess respiratory patients with CF and other lung conditions. (Image credit: University of Warwick)

A new technique using relatively inexpensive Microsoft Xbox Kinect gaming devices could soon be used to assess the respiratory health of patients with conditions such as cystic fibrosis (CF).

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6 – Cystic Fibrosis Canada Leads Financing Round Supporting New Clinical Test of Oral Drug

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Laurent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., recently announced the completion of a financing round, led by Cystic Fibrosis Canada, to support a Phase 2 clinical trial of LAU-7b in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) that is expected to begin this year in the U.S. and Canada.

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7 – Brothers with Cystic Fibrosis

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In this video by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, meet Colin (11) and Sean (9) Randles – brothers who are living, breathing, and succeeding with cystic fibrosis. The brothers are active in sports, including baseball and basketball, and are constantly playing games like cops and robbers and tag outside with friends.

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