Author Archives: Diana Campelo Delgado

Girls With CF Need Reproductive Counseling, Study Asserts

Female adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF) should be offered contraceptive counseling and informed about pregnancy risks, a long-term study shows. Adding a gynecologist to the medical team following female patients with CF could improve their quality of care, the researchers suggested. The study, “Reproductive Health Counseling and Contraceptive…

CFF Awards Up to $2M to Advance Eloxx’s Therapy ELX-02

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is awarding Eloxx Pharmaceuticals up to $2 million in additional funding to support the clinical program of ELX-02, a potential therapy for cystic fibrosis (CF) caused by nonsense mutations. “The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is committed to accelerating treatments for the underlying cause of…

Cholesterol Metabolism Impaired in CF Mouse Model

The metabolism of cholesterol is impaired in a mouse model of cystic fibrosis, a preliminary study suggests. In the model, there seems to be an altered production of bile salts (those that help with the digestion of fats) that may reduce the digestion and/or absorption of cholesterol. This increases cholesterol’s…


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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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