Author Archives: Özge Özkaya, PhD

P. aeruginosa Thrives in CF Patients by Feeding Off Natural Bacteria in Lungs, Study Finds

Interaction between bacteria naturally occurring in the lungs and disease-causing bacteria may be making it harder to clear the latter from the body, new study finds. This is a major problem especially for people with cystic fibrosis, who are already susceptible to lung infections. The scientists hope that this knowledge will help develop better anti-bacterial therapies for people with cystic fibrosis and other lung conditions.

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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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