Author Archives: Joana Fernandes, PhD

SNSP113 Gives Antibiotics More Punch Against Bacteria Often Seen in Cystic Fibrosis, Study Find

Synspira’s SNSP113 gives antibiotics more punch against the Burkholderia cepacia infections that cystic fibrosis patients experience, a study reports. The research, published in PLoS One, was titled “Novel glycopolymer sensitizes Burkholderia cepacia complex isolates from cystic fibrosis patients to tobramycin and meropenem.” Lung infections caused by Burkholderia cepacia are difficult to…

How Certain Bacteria Resist Antibiotics to Become Virulent in CF and Other Diseases Focus of Thesis

A deeper understanding of how bacteria like Pseudomonas aeruginosa acts and survives in people despite antibiotic treatment was the focus of a doctoral thesis, along with a recommendation for antibiotic combinations that might work better those what’s currently in use. The thesis, “Host-pathogen interactions in Pseudomonas aeruginosa invasive and respiratory tract infection,” is by…

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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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