Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

New CF Combination Drugs From Vertex Address Various CTFR Mutations

This year at the 28th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) in Atlanta, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated announced their ongoing efforts to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) by focusing on mutations in the CFTR gene (short for cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance receptor) through a combination of drugs.

New Research Indicates 75% of Cystic Fibrosis Patients Exercise

A new study entitled “Self-reported exercise and longitudinal outcomes in cystic fibrosis: a retrospective cohort study” published in October issue of BMC Pulmonary Medicine suggests that self-reported exercise improves nutritional and pulmonary outcomes in adults with cystic fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening disease, characterized…

Novel Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Shows Promise Against Infections

Synedgen, Inc. will present recent study results on the successful application of the company’s novel polymer PAAG for treating Cystic Fibrosis. The data is compiled in two posters entitled “PAAG decreases viscosity and Improves Transportability of Cystic Fibrosis Mucus In Situ” and “Novel Biopolymer Mucolytic PAAG Prevents and Treats Biofilms…

RPL554 Emerging As Viable Cystic Fibrosis Therapy

Data supporting a promising, new treatment for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) developed by Verona Pharma will be presented for the first time at the 28th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) in Atlanta, Georgia on October 9-11, 2014. Verona Pharma’s key molecule, RPL554, is currently being evaluated in a…

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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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