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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Preventing lung damage in young children

Early diagnosis of cystic fibrosis is essential in ensuring treatment starts as soon as possible.

Preventing lung damage in young children

Thanks to our concerted efforts, screening for newborns was rolled out across the whole of the UK in 2007. We are currently funding research at University College London (UCL) studying the treatment and impact of treatment received by babies who are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. The research team is investigating lung function, structure and inflammation in babies diagnosed through newborn screening, to look at whether there are any signs of infection or inflammation by the time they are one year old.

Research we're funding

The Trust is committed to funding and supporting cutting-edge research to find new and better treatments for cystic fibrosis. Take a look at some of that work and the progress that is being made.

What is cystic fibrosis?

Find out more about cystic fibrosis, its diagnosis and how it is treated, as well as useful links to our publications and other organisations who can help.

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