Author Archives: Margarida Maia PhD

CF Foundation Funding Bolsters Gene Therapy Research

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is funding three new early-stage research awards worth more than $1.8 million to bolster the development of potential gene therapies for cystic fibrosis (CF). “This funding will support critical early steps necessary for the development of genetic therapies for cystic fibrosis,” William Skach, MD, executive…

Lung and Nutritional Health, Like CF Mutation, Can Affect Lifespan

Inadequate nutrition, poorly working or chronically infected lungs, and mutations leading to more severe disease can shorten the lifespan of people with cystic fibrosis (CF), a study in adult patients reported. “All these factors interact with each other,” its scientists wrote. “Therefore, it is important to take into account…

CFF Investing Up to $110M, Partnering to Advance Gene Therapy

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is partnering with Pioneering Medicines, an initiative of Flagship Pioneering, to support the development of various types of gene therapy for cystic fibrosis (CF). The foundation is ready to invest up to $110 million to move therapy candidates into clinical testing, starting with an…

Elixir Chooses Maxor Specialty as CF Medication Provider

Pharmacy benefits and services company Elixir has chosen Maxor Specialty Pharmacy to be its network’s exclusive provider of medications for cystic fibrosis (CF). Maxor Specialty specializes in rare diseases like CF and is one of four pharmacies in the U.S. to have access to all medications approved for cystic fibrosis,…

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How to Ask for and Offer Help

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In times of need, we may not know how to ask for help or offer it to others. Columnist Kate Delany shares helpful tips on how to do it.

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