Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

New Strategy Corrects CF Splicing Defects in Lab Models

A new strategy to correct so-called splicing mutations could help deliver nucleic acid therapies called oligonucleotides to cells in the lung, a new study suggests. This approach may aid in the development of new treatments for people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to researchers. “With our oligonucleotide delivery platform,…

CFF, Deep Science Ventures Team Up to Advance Gene Therapies

A collaboration between the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Deep Science Ventures aims to identify technologies that might overcome the challenges inherent in developing gene therapies for cystic fibrosis (CF). The effort is part of the foundation’s Path to a Cure initiative, a $500 million research program whose focus…

BiomX’s Phage Cocktail Seen to Kill Resistant P. aeruginosa in Studies

BX004, a phage therapy candidate for Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), was able to effectively kill a range of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains under laboratory conditions, new data show. These findings were shared in the poster “Phage therapy for chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in Cystic Fibrosis…

First People Dosed With Investigational Therapy EDT001

The first participants have been dosed in the first clinical trial testing EDT001, an investigational therapy for cystic fibrosis (CF) being developed by Enterprise Therapeutics. The trial is being conducted in healthy participants (without CF) to assess the investigational medicine’s safety profile. “We are excited to be entering…

FDA Approves Trikafta to Treat Children Starting at Age 6

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved expanding the use of Trikafta (elexacaftor, tezacaftor, and ivacaftor) to children with cystic fibrosis (CF), ages 6 and older, who have at least one F508del mutation in the CFTR gene or a CFTR mutation that responds to Trikafta in laboratory studies. Use of…

New Cell Research Model Shows Promise Against P. Aeruginosa

A combination of bacteria-infecting viruses and antibiotics can be used to effectively protect lung cells against infection by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacteria that commonly causes lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to a study led by researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE). The model…

CF Foundation Funds Three New Research Projects

As part of its Path to a Cure initiative, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced three new awards to fund research projects that seek to advance the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF). The largest award, of up to $2.6 million, was given to Eloxx Pharmaceuticals to aid in the…


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How I Discovered That PTSD Was Causing My Post-transplant Struggles

PTSD, mental health, communities, stress, grateful, work, trauma, rare disease day, transplant, CF community, National Blood Donor Month, birthdays, holidays
Columnist Lara Govendo addresses an issue that several readers may relate to: post-transplant PTSD, which can wreak havoc.

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