Topic: Cystic fibrosis

New Cystic Fibrosis Research Takes Aim at Deadly Pathogen

March 16, 2015

A new method of testing the most common cause of life-threatening infection in people with cystic fibrosis could improve efforts to study and combat the illness.

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Synthetic Molecule Makes Cancer Self-Destruct

Aug. 11, 2014

[caption id="attachment_47242" align="alignright" width="400" caption="Synthetic ion transporters can induce apoptosis by facilitating chloride anion transport into cells."]Synthetic ion transporters can induce apoptosis by facilitating chloride anion transport into cells.[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions have created a molecule that can cause cancer cells to self-destruct by ferrying sodium and chloride ions into the cancer cells.

These synthetic ion transporters, described this week in the journal Nature Chemistry, confirm a two-decades-old hypothesis that could point the way to new anticancer drugs while also benefiting patients with cystic fibrosis.

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University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy Researcher Receives $2.1 Million Grant for Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Sept. 28, 2010

A University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy researcher has received a $2.1 million grant to develop new techniques for drug delivery to the lungs, helping in the fight against such lung diseases as cystic fibrosis.

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