According to the rare disease resource, Check Oprhan, here are the top ten articles pertaining to Cycstic Fibrosis in 2015.
Cystic Fibrosis News Today has covered news of the latest treatments, events, clinical trials, and research updates in cystic fibrosis on a daily basis throughout the past year. As 2015 comes to an end, here are 10 articles most widely read by Cystic Fibrosis News Today readers, each with a brief summary of the developments that made them of such interest to CF patients, caregivers and their loved ones.
No. 10 – “CF Patients Could Benefit From New Lung Infection Detector Nanodevice, Wearable Tech Prototypes”
A low-cost, disposable breath analysis device that a person with cystic fibrosis could pair with a smartphone to quickly detect a lung infection may soon be a reality. Thanks to a nearly $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, engineers at the University of California, Irvine, are continuing to refine nanotechnology to make a CF device that works much like the one used by police to gauge a driver’s blood-alcohol level, and may potentially develop similar devices for other diseases through a wide-scale manufacturing process.
No. 9 – “Alcohol Affects a Gene Related to Cystic Fibrosis Promoting the Development of Pancreatitis”
A study led by researchers at the University of Szeged in Hungary recently revealed that excessive alcohol consumption impairs the function of the defective gene in cystic fibrosis (CF), leading to pancreatitis. The study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, further highlighted the adverse implications that alcohol can have on those with the disease.
No. 8 – “Celine Dion Is Raising Awareness For Cystic Fibrosis“
Céline Dion once again joined the campaign to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis in 2015. The singer, well-known for her support of humanitarian causes, is currently the honorary president of the Foundation Against Cystic Fibrosis, and she also supports the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Bottom Memorial of Princess Diana of Galls. This report tells of her advocacy efforts in the CF community, which have proven to be a source of inspiration and help to those with the disease and their families.