Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Elexacaftor Also Works as CFTR Potentiator, Study Says

Elexacaftor (VX-445), a next-generation CFTR corrector that is part of the triple-combination therapy Trikafta, is also a potentiator, a study reports. Results further showed that in combination with ivacaftor, sold as Kalydeco and also a potentiator, elexacaftor boosts ion flow across CFTR, the…

Depression, Anxiety Common Among CF Patients

Depression and anxiety are common among people with cystic fibrosis (CF), a systematic review reports. The study “Global Burden of Anxiety and Depression among Cystic Fibrosis Patient: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” was published in the International Journal of Chronic Diseases. In people with CF, a genetic defect…

Online Art, Music and Exercise Programs Win CFF Impact Grants

This year’s Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Impact Grants will support three new virtual programs that support the well-being of people of all ages living with cystic fibrosis (CF). These winning projects range from a virtual video performance with tailored songs for hospitalized children with CF, to online exercise classes for teenagers,…


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Little Books That Communicate Big Ideas About Health

A banner for Kate Delany's "Breathe and Believe" column that depicts a pair of lungs with flowers blossoming from them.
Columnist Kate Delany shares the children’s books about health she loved as a child, as well as others she’s shared with her own children.

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