Author Archives: Joana Carvalho

S. Aureus Found Mostly in Lung Mucus, Not Tissue, Pig Model Shows

Using pig lungs as a model, scientists discovered that Staphylococcus aureus, a species of bacteria often found in the lungs of children with cystic fibrosis (CF), preferentially colonizes the mucus circulating there rather than organ tissue itself. According to the researchers, these findings may open new ways of treating…

GI Problems Common and ‘Intrude’ on Daily Life, CF Survey Finds

Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are common to people with cystic fibrosis (CF), especially those with pancreatic insufficiency, and can considerably disrupt daily life, an online survey by researchers in the U.K. reported. More attention needs to be given to the disease’s GI complications, the research team said. CF is primarily…

Proteostasis Therapeutics Merges With Yumanity Therapeutics

Proteostasis Therapeutics (PTI) has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Yumanity Therapeutics to leverage their common expertise about protein misfolding to advance the development of disease-modifying therapies for several disorders. The merger should be complete before the end of the year. The combined company will operate under the…

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Words Between Worlds: Improving Cross-class Communication in Medical Spaces

A banner for Kate Delany's "Breathe and Believe" column that depicts a pair of lungs with flowers blossoming from them.
Columnist Kate Delany investigates how communication between patients, family members, and doctors is often shaped by class origins.

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