CFFC Facebook Posts – September 2016 – Part 1
For our web visitors who do not follow CFC on Facebook, here are the posts added in the first half of September 2016.
09/02/2016 – This experimental machine keeps lungs alive outside of the body – As noted in the video, this approach may have a dramatic impact on availability of lungs for transplant.
9/03/2016 – Yoga for Cystic Fibrosis – We know that exercise is an important part of CF care. Here’s one woman’s take on yoga as the exercise of choice.
09/04/2016 – Cystic fibrosis: New molecule may prolong patient survival – Another avenue of research to address the impact of CF on the lungs.
09/05/2016 – Keeping in Touch … With Your CF Body – A key aspect of effective CF treatment is understanding what’s going on in your body.
09/06/2016 – Patient Perspective: Cystic Fibrosis – Another CF story; this one from London provided through Synergy Vision Blog.
09/07/2016 – New Genetic Link Could Help Predict Response to Cystic Fibrosis Treatment – More science on why individuals get different results with the same treatments.
09/08/2016 – Changing Perspectives: Lessons of a CF Caregiver – CF caregivers face their own set of challenges.
09/09/2016 – Cystic Fibrosis – This animated video from Osmosis.org provides a pretty complete explanation of the genetic source and physical implications of CF. The video uses scientific terms, so it is geared more for adult audiences like families and friends who want to learn more about CF.
09/10/2016 – Bacteria Seen to Work Together to Promote Inflammation in CF – This research may lead to more dual antibiotic treatments.
09/12/2016 – ‘Gifted Organs’ Transplant Pop Band – Meet a group who demonstrate that transplants can lead to more productive lives.
09/13/2016 – How Cells Identify and Target Harmfully Folded Proteins, Like in CF, Detailed in Study – This is for the nerd in you that wants to know more about how the body functions (or misfuntions). While there are no immediate implications for CF, this information will impact future research.
09/15/2016 – Why We Decided Not to Have Kids – Another perspective on the issue of having a baby.