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Gastroenterology

Boston researchers develop novel approach to generate intestinal organoids in vitro

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Boston researchers have developed a new way to generate groups of intestinal cells that can be used, among others, to make disease models in the...
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Three-drug combination improves lung function, reduces symptoms in CF patients

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A phase three clinical trial that UT Southwestern participated in determined that a three-drug combination improved lung function and reduced symptoms in cystic fibrosis patients...
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Researchers explore how talk therapy can help cystic fibrosis patients with mental health problems

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Drexel University researchers are exploring how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a type of talk therapy, delivered via telemedicine, may alleviate the anxiety and depression common...
Pediatrics

Human Pancreas on a Chip Opens New Possibilities for Studying Disease

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Scientists created human pancreas on a chip that allowed them to identify the possible cause of a frequent and deadly complication of cystic fibrosis (CF)...
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FDA expands approval of cystic fibrosis treatment to include pediatric patients as young as 6 years old

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the indication for Symdeko (a combination of tezacaftor/ivacaftor) tablets for treatment of pediatric patients ages 6 years...
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E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to impair mucus clearance

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E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal...
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Scientists highlight advances and uses of organoids in gastroenterology and hepatology

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One of the most exciting advancements in stem cell research has been the development of organoid systems, which are organ-like three-dimensional structures that mimic their...
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Unique gene therapy approach paves new way to tackle rare, inherited diseases

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Nonsense mutations are single-letter errors in the genetic code that prematurely halt the production of critical proteins. These unfinished proteins are unable to function normally,...

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