Author Archives: Catarina Silva, MSc

Two Bone Density Scanning Methods Show Similar Results in CF Children

Prepubescent children with cystic fibrosis (CF) have lower bone density compared to healthy children, and findings are comparable using two distinct bone density scanning methods, researchers report. The study that supports that conclusion, “Peripheral quantitative computed tomography detects differences at the radius in prepubertal children with cystic…

Synthetic Peptide Might Be Potential Treatment for Bacterial Infection Often Seen in CF Patients

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacteria that commonly infects cystic fibrosis patients. Now, researchers have designed a synthetic peptide that blocks the ability of these bacteria to cause disease. This discovery might be crucial in fighting infectious diseases and preventing bacteria from becoming resistant to nearly all the antibiotic drug options available.

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The Benefits of Being Sick

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As columnist Lara Govendo reflects on her journey through CF and transplant, she realizes there are a surprising number of benefits.

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