Bacteria are becoming resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics. These expensive, hard-to-treat infections are prompting physicians to reassess using viruses to destroy bacteria.
Galaxy images and patient records can be equally confusing. Now a team of astrophysicists have realised their methods could help medical professionals.
Cystic fibrosis is the most common genetic disease among Caucasians. Now scientists believe they have discovered the origin of this often lethal genetic mutation and how it spread throughout Europe.
Triclosan, an ingredient in soap and many household cleansers, has gained a bad reputation. A recent study looking for a way to boost an antibiotic, however, found that tricloscan did a great job.
Only one Canadian has ever received the Nobel Prize for medicine, in 1923. But Canadian discoveries have been essential to stem cell research, gene sequencing and treatments for cancer.
Cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy and fragile X syndrome are serious diseases, and most couples carrying the genetic mutations for these don't know it. Should they all be tested?
While there are similarities in the general principles of palliative care provided to children and adults, there are also key differences.
An independent expert provides his pick of the most notable drugs added to the PBS on May 1, 2017.
Wider availability of the cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco since May 1, 2017 means younger patients can now access it.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects around 3,000 people in Australia and 70,000 worldwide. It's an inherited disease caused by a mutation in a single gene called CFTR.
Rare diseases are yielding secrets about very common conditions.
Understanding the bugs in our lungs could help treat certain diseases, including asthma.
What if you could take a simple test to reveal your individual risk of developing a range of cancers and hundreds of other diseases?
A small plastic chip with the capacity to house various strains of bacteria may help successfully treat infection in cystic…
A study assessing the attitudes of would-be Victorian parents to screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) has found that most believe…