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Spyryx Biosciences Receives Award From Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics

Spyryx Biosciences, Inc., a private bio-pharmaceutical firm advancing new therapeutics to address obstructive lung diseases, recently announced it has received an award from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics that will provide support to the development of Spyryx’s therapeutic peptides to address cystic fibrosis. “We appreciate the generous support of the Cystic Fibrosis…

miRNAs Offer Potential New Targets for Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy

A new study revealed that microRNA16 — a small non-coding RNA genes that regulates gene expression — can restore the F508del-CFTR protein function in airway cell lines and primary cultures of differentiated human bronchial epithelia from F508del homozygotes that express mutant CFTR protein endogenously. The finding is significant, as…

FDA Approves ORKAMBI, New Cystic Fibrosis Combination Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, July 2 announced that it has approved the first cystic fibrosis treatment that targets the cause of the disease. Orkambi is an oral ivacaftor/lumacaftor combination medication for treatment of CF that targets the underlying cause of the disease in people who have…

Conductivity Found To Be a Reliable Test for Cystic Fibrosis

Accuracy and efficiency are of utmost importance when deciding on a diagnostic tool to detect cystic fibrosis in newborns. The gold standard of detection is measuring sweat ion concentration, as patients with defect CFTR proteins have an elevated electrolyte content in their sweat. However, another method that is now only…

CF Foundation Logo to Make 2nd NASCAR Appearance on July 4th

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, otherwise known as NASCAR, is hosting a race this Saturday to celebrate July 4th at the Chicago Speedway. Millions of fans will be tuned in, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is set to make a nationwide statement through ARRIS-backed NASCAR driver Daniel Suarez, whose…