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2011-12-03 New articles we read this week


There seems to be a new effective drug for Cystic Fibrosis!

  1. Ramsey BW, Davies J, McElvaney NG, Tullis E, Bell SC, Dřevínek P, Griese M, McKone EF, Wainwright CE, Konstan MW, Moss R, Ratjen F, Sermet-Gaudelus I, Rowe SM, Dong Q, Rodriguez S, Yen K, Ordoñez C, Elborn JS; VX08-770-102 Study Group. A CFTR potentiator in patients with cystic fibrosis and the G551D mutation. N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 3;365(18):1663-72. PubMed PMID: 22047557.
    • Commentary: Davis PB. Therapy for cystic fibrosis–the end of the beginning? N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 3;365(18):1734-5. PubMed PMID: 22047565.
    • News coverage: “Cystic Fibrosis Drug a Game Changer?” from