Author Archives: Maureen Newman

Different Pseudomonas Varieties Found in CF Patient Lungs

Newly found workings of Pseudomonas aeruginosa may explain why certain medications are only modestly effective in patients with cystic fibrosis. A group of researchers led by Dr. Pradeep Singh and Dr. Peter Jorth at the University of Washington School of Medicine discovered that when P. aeruginosa infects cystic fibrosis patients’…

Conductivity Found To Be a Reliable Test for Cystic Fibrosis

Accuracy and efficiency are of utmost importance when deciding on a diagnostic tool to detect cystic fibrosis in newborns. The gold standard of detection is measuring sweat ion concentration, as patients with defect CFTR proteins have an elevated electrolyte content in their sweat. However, another method that is now only…