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  • Research reveals how bacteria defeat drugs that fight cystic fibrosis
    by EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases on February 26, 2021 at 4:00 am

    (The University of Montana) University of Montana researchers and their partners have discovered a slimy strategy used by bacteria to defeat antibiotics and other drugs used to combat infections afflicting people with cystic fibrosis. The research was published Feb. 23, 2021 in the journal Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.

  • How do patients with cystic fibrosis respond to COVID-19?
    by EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health on February 22, 2021 at 4:00 am

    (Boston Children's Hospital) Based on clinical data, patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) don't appear to be especially susceptible to COVID-19, and when they do get infected, they don't seem to get sicker. But Ruobing (Ruby) Wang, MD, a physician-scientist in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, cares for patients with CF and thinks there is more to the story. Thanks to a grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Dr. Wang will put her theories to the test. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

  • NIH Director Francis Collins Is Fighting This Coronavirus While Preparing for the Next One
    by TIME: Health on February 4, 2021 at 9:59 am

    In May 2020, Dr. Francis Collins, the longtime head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was called to the White House to meet with Jared Kushner, the then President’s son-in-law and adviser, and Dr. Deborah Birx, the head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. A few weeks earlier, Congress had given the NIH $1.5 billion to try to speed up the process of developing new diagnostic tests for COVID-19, and the White House, which was dubious about increasing the rate of testing, wanted to know more about what the NIH was doing. Collins is technically the boss of Dr. Anthony Fauci, but during the pandemic he has mostly taken a back seat to America’s most prominent epidemiologist when it comes to media. It’s not that Collins is not a great communicator; he’s kn...

  • Jamie Cary wins major CF award for her work as Certified Child Life Specialist at Upstate ’s Robert C. Schwartz Cystic Fibrosis Center
    by SUNY Upstate Medical on February 3, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Cary was one of only two individuals nationwide to receive the Mary M. Kontos Care Champion Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) in October 2020. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)

  • amie Cary wins major CF award for her work as Certified Child Life Specialist at Upstate ’s Robert C. Schwartz Cystic Fibrosis Center
    by SUNY Upstate Medical on February 2, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Cary was one of only two individuals nationwide to receive the Mary M. Kontos Care Champion Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) in October 2020. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)