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  • A toxic bullet involved in bacterial competition

    A bacterial toxin that allows an infectious strain of bacteria to defeat its competitors has been discovered by Imperial College London scientists. The finding provides a better understanding of the mechanisms behind bacterial warfare, which is the first step for the design of improved treatments fo more

  • Moths and magnets could save lives

    A new technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that give rise to diseases like sickle cell, muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis. Rice University bioengineer Gang Bao has combined magnetic nanoparticles with a viral container drawn from more

  • Understanding antibiotic resistance in patients with cystic fibrosis

    A defective gene causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). There, it traps bacteria, causing patients to develop frequent lung infections that progressively damage these vital organs and impair patients' ability to breathe. Most patients with this pro more

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Molecular Prosthetics: Small Molecules Replace Missing Proteins

Molecular prosthetics are small molecules that can replace missing proteins to treat diseases. Illinois professor Martin Burke describes one that could treat anemia by replacing an iron transport protein. more

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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Cystic Fibrosis Trust The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, founded in 1964, is the United Kingdom ’s only national charity dedicated to all aspects of cystic fibrosis (CF). It funds research to treat and cure CF and aims to ensure appropriate clinical ca ... more


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