Interrupted or uninterrupted CPR, does it matter?

CPR, or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, was developed in 1960 and is the current standard for helping saving the life of someone who’s heart has stopped or who has stopped breathing. CPR consists of a series of chest compression and mouth to mouth breathing to continue pumping blood to the brain and heart while paramedics are on…

Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis modestly improves lung function

Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common fatal genetic diseases with around 70,000 people worldwide affected. A mutation in the cystic fibrosis gene (CFTR – cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) is the sole cause of the disease. Cystic fibrosis is typically indentified as a disease affecting the lungs but it can impact multiple organs…