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Impact of fish oils on the outcomes of a mouse model of acute Pseudomonas aeruginosa pulmonary infection

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic Gram-negative bacterium that causes pneumonia in immunocompromised humans and severe pulmonary damage in patients with cystic fibrosis. Imbalanced fatty acid incorporation in membranes, including increased arachidonic acid and decreased DHA concentrations, is known to play … Continued

KaloBios KB001-A fails Phase 2 study and discontinues development of KB001-A in cystic fibrosis

KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KBIO) today announced top-line data from the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 study of KB001-A, an anti-PcrV monoclonal antibody (mAb) fragment, to treat Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) lung infections in subjects with cystic fibrosis (CF). While the data from this … Continued

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Announces $15 Million Research Project for Development of Novel CF Treatment

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc., the nonprofit affiliate of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, announced today a $15 million research agreement with biopharmaceutical company Shire plc to support the development of a new cystic fibrosis treatment targeting the underlying cause of … Continued

Drug developed at University of Pittsburg proves effective against antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’

A treatment pioneered at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) is far more effective than traditional antibiotics at inhibiting the growth of drug-resistant bacteria, including so-called “superbugs” resistant to almost all existing antibiotics, which plague hospitals and … Continued