Aisha I Abdullah PhD,  —

Aisha Abdullah received a B.S. in biology from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Weill Cornell Medical College, where she studied the role of microRNA in embryonic and early postnatal brain development. Since finishing graduate school, she has worked as a science communicator making science accessible to broad audiences.

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CFTR Modulator Adherence High in Kids, Teens on Symdeko, Orkambi

Children and adolescents on Symdeko (tezacaftor/ivacaftor) and Orkambi (ivacaftor/lumacaftor) for cystic fibrosis (CF) had higher treatment adherence rates compared with adults given the same CFTR modulators, a nationwide study in the U.S. found. The study also showed that adherence — patients choosing to follow through with a prescribed treatment —…