New research by University of Iowa scientists and partially funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute shows that cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-shortening, inherited condition that affects about 30,000 Americans, causes a mucus defect that reduces the ability to clear particles and germs out of the airway.
Because of a lapse in government funding, the information on this website may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.
The NIH Clinical Center (the research hospital of NIH) is open. For more details about its operating status, please visit cc.nih.gov.
Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at USA.gov.