Author Archives: Stephen Shannon

Mutation Specific CF Therapies: A Small Lesson

In a previous article I referenced the first portion of the Nature Review, “cystic fibrosis genetics: from molecular understanding to clinical application,” written by Dr. Garry Cutting, to provide a basic understanding of the function of the CFTR protein and its role in the…

The Cellular Mechanism of CF: The Basics

Cystic fibrosis was ushered into the spotlight during President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address as he highlighted the advances in CF therapy, which have served as a model for the President’s precision medicine initiative. Precision medicine paves the way for the development of therapies that are tailored…


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What It’s Like to Have a Family Member in the ICU

Main graphic for "Safe and Sound," Cystic Fibrosis News Today, by columnist Shelby Dell
Five years after her brother, Bradley, fought for his life in the ICU, columnist Shelby Dell reflects on how his hospitalization affected her.

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