Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc. (CFRI) held their annual conference on July 28 – July 30, 2017 in Redwood City, CA.
CFRI’s stellar line up of experts provided a wealth of information on a range of CF-related topics, including the CF pipeline, CF and adherence, CF pathogens, physical therapy in CF care, CF and adjunctive therapies, respiratory therapy options, lessons from a CF cornerman, and acceptance & belonging growing up with CF.
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Since 1975, CFRI has supported cystic fibrosis research at well-established medical facilities through the funding of grants. Our investment in new ideas has enabled researchers to bring new perspectives to the study of this disease.
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Ninety days of beta-1,3/1,5 glucan supplementation demonstrated a trend to fewer days of URTIs and a significant increase in interferon- gamma production in the fifty study participants. (more…)
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. Supplementation with 500 mg of Nigella sativa significantly improved two measures of the ACT score (daily function and overall asthma control), eosinophilia (a marker of inflammation) and pulmonary function in the 40 participating asthmatic subjects compared to the control. (more…)
Written by Tatjana Djakovic, Staff Writer. A three-month supplementation with different fatty acid combinations demonstrated that increased dietary DHA decreased inflammatory markers and markers of infection while increased dietary arachidonic acid (AA) decreased FENO and nNO in the participating subjects with cystic fibrosis. (more…)
Written by Marcia J. Egles, MD. Patients who supplemented with N-acetyl cysteine maintained their level of lung function longer than 6 months compared to the placebo group that experienced a 4% loss of FEV1 over the same 6 month period.
Written by James C. Morton Jr, Staff Writer. In a meta-analysis review of randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical research studies, Vitamin-D supplements significantly decreased incidence of acute respiratory tract infection (40.3%) compared to placebo group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. This 2015 epidemiological study found that those who ate cured meat 4 or more times per week over a 7 year period had a 76% increased risk of asthma symptoms when compared to those who ate cured meat less than once per week. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Non-smoking males, aged 50 – 69 years, who took 225 IU of Vitamin E daily for 5-8 years and exercised leisurely, decreased their community-acquired pneumonia risk by 72% compared to those non-smoking males who did not exercise . (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Of the 220 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), those who supplemented with 600 mg of cineole per day significantly improved their breathing difficulties (exacerbations) by an average of 42.8% compared to control.
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. Curcumin inhibits the growth of both human and mouse malignant pleural mesothelioma cells and enhances the effectiveness of cisplatin when used in combination with it. (more…)
Written by Chrystal Moulton, Staff Writer. This article covers the basic facts about mesothelioma. (more…)
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. Research demonstrates that a combination of 3 biomarkers when used for cancer detection helps minimize false positives and negatives. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Of the 247 study participants, those who took cineole (a eucalyptus component) experienced a 55% improvement in ability to inhale; a 50% improvement in Quality of Life scores and a 42% increase in total air breathed (forced vital capacity). (more…)
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. This cell study shows how gamma-tocotrienol and statins, when used in combination, were more effective in destroying Malignant Melanoma cell lines than when used alone. (more…)
Written by Chrystal Moulton, Staff Writer. Vitamin C and green tea antioxidant EGCG in combination with chemotherapy significantly reduced the spread of mesothelioma. (more…)