Alejandra has a PhD in Genetics from São Paulo State University (UNESP) and currently acts as a scientific writer, editor, and translator. As a writer for BioNews, she fulfills her passion for making scientific data available and understandable to the general public. Besides BioNews, she works as a language editor for non-English speaking authors and as an author of science books for kids.
Kalydeco (ivacaftor) preserved lung function, improved the nutritional status, and reduced hospital visits and chronic bacterial infections in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) when administered for up to five years ... Read more
The inhaled formulation of broad-spectrum antibiotics such as imipenem/cilastatin is a useful alternative to treat chronic lung bacterial infections in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) because it causes fewer side ... Read more
A case report about a 10-year-old boy suggests that Vertex Pharmaceuticals‘ Kalydeco (ivacaftor) can restore the function of the pancreas and the production of pancreatic enzymes in children with ... Read more
Vivus recently announced a partnership with HarborPath Direct to facilitate access to Pancreaze (pancrelipase) for eligible patients who do not have health insurance or are underinsured. The treatment will be ... Read more
Normalizing the acidity in the thin layer of liquid covering the airways of newborns with cystic fibrosis might make them more resistant to bacterial infections, a study has found. The study’s researchers ... Read more
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