Author Archives: Stacy Grieve, PhD

Synthetic Antimicrobial Peptide Can Destroy Biofilms in CF Patients, Study Reports

A therapy that involves a synthetic cationic antimicrobial peptide (CAP) can decrease Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation alone or in combination with another antimicrobial agent called tobramycin. Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients are susceptible to repeated bacterial infections. Infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) is particularly harmful, since it has been shown to decrease…

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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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