McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. At present, there is no cure. CF causes various effects on the body, but mainly affects the digestive system and lungs. The degree of CF severity differs from person to person, however, the persistence and ongoing infection in the lungs, with destruction of lungs and loss of lung function, will eventually lead to death in the majority of people with CF.

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

What Is Cystic Fibrosis?

Overview video about cystic fibrosis

This video presents information about cystic fibrosis (CF) including an overview of the disease, an outline of the basic biological principles behind CF and available treatment options.

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Ten Interesting Facts about Cystic Fibrosis

Video about cystic fibrosis facts

This video presents 10 facts about cystic fibrosis that answer questions such as what ystic fibrosis is, how do you get it and what are the symptoms.

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Cystic Fibrosis and Lung Transplants

Video about CF and lung transplants

This video overviews cystic fibrosis, which is a genetic disease that causes trouble breathing and lung infection due to a buildup of mucus.

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Day in the Life of the Ask Lab — Cystic Fibrosis Research

Video about CF and Ask Lab

This video presents a typical day of a student at the Ask Lab. The lab explores protein misfolding events, which have contributed to the development of various diseases such as cystic fibrosis.

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