Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria in Fish Treated by Adding Phage Therapy

Scientists using phage therapy — specifically a bacteriophage they dubbed “Muddy” — successfully treated an infection by an antibiotic-resistant strain of Mycobacterium abscessus bacteria in a zebrafish model of cystic fibrosis (CF). For five days, the team treated the zebrafish, which were infected with M. abscessus, a lung-damaging bacteria…

Public Reimbursement of Trikafta Nears in Canada

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has signed a letter of intent with the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA), which is an agreement in principle to extend public reimbursement to Trikafta, a triple-combination therapy for eligible cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The extension adds to the letter of intent (LOI) with the pCPA for…

Adults With CF Can Connect at BreatheCon

A two-day virtual event called BreatheCon will offer adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) an opportunity to connect and share their experiences through open and honest dialogue. Registration for the Sept. 24–25 event, which is hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is free online. “CF can be extremely…

Pandemic Placed Socioeconomic Hardships on CF Patients

The COVID‐19 pandemic increased socioeconomic instability among people with cystic fibrosis (CF), mostly in terms of employment and ability to afford food, according to data from a single-center U.S. study. Notably, patients who were employed prior to the pandemic appeared to be the most affected, reporting job loss and concerns…

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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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