Cystic fibrosis alters the structure of mucus in airways

Study may help explain mucus clearance problems for patients with cystic fibrosis. Mucus is important for maintaining healthy lungs. Inhaled particles, including bacteria and viruses, get trapped in mucus and then cilia—tiny hair like projections on the surface of the airway cells—sweep the mucus out of the airway. In lungs affected by cystic fibrosis (CF), … Continue reading Cystic fibrosis alters the structure of mucus in airways