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Dum Spiro Spero: While I Breathe I Hope

What We Hope For I have found myself chasing a deferred hope waiting for my health to change, while watching it steadily decline. The release of Kayldeco by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. in 2012 was a demonstration that the next generation of medications in cystic fibrosis therapy could begin to…

Regenerative Medicine Study Underscores Lung Regeneration Capacity

In diseases like cystic fibrosis, the lungs undergo constant healing and remodeling due to chronic infections. To better understand the repair mechanisms the lungs go through in diseases like CF and COPD, scientists have paid great attention to studying cellular regeneration. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University have discovered…

Biomedical Engineering Student With CF Offers Perspective On How Regenerative Medicine Could Someday Treat the Disease

Reid D’Amico is a biomedical engineering PhD student with Cystic Fibrosis. He is currently pursuing PhD research to combine both engineering and pulmonary research, an emerging branch of regenerative medicine that he believes could play a major role in next-generation CF therapy. Reid plans on contributing to Cystic Fibrosis News Today in a…