St. Louis, Sept. 26, 1997 -- With the help of some heavy-smoking mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered that lungs lacking a certain enzyme are apparently immune to emphysema. The discovery, described in the Sept. 26, 1997, issue of Science, throws serious doubt on conventional theories of the disease, and researchers are already using the finding to search for potential new drugs.
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