Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Research May Explain Why Different CF Bacteria Infect at Certain Ages

New research unveils why the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa cause sustained infections in younger cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, while the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia complex infects patients as teenagers and adults. The findings show that P. aeruginosa loses the ability to use its toxic weaponry after it adapts to the lungs, allowing Burkholderia cepacia complex to…

Arrowhead Asks to Open Phase 1/2 Trial into Inhaled RNAi Therapy

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals has filed for approval to launch a Phase 1/2a clinical trial in New Zealand testing its candidate inhaled therapy for cystic fibrosis (CF), called ARO-ENaC, the company announced. ARO-ENaC is an investigational RNA therapy designed to lower the production of the epithelial sodium channel alpha subunit (αENaC) in the…

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How to Ask for and Offer Help

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In times of need, we may not know how to ask for help or offer it to others. Columnist Kate Delany shares helpful tips on how to do it.

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