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Researchers Discover Potential New Approach To Treating Cystic Fibrosis

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October 12, 1999
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Researchers say they have discovered a reversible lipid imbalance that may be responsible for the common symptoms of cystic fibrosis. The discovery, in mice carrying the genetic defect that causes cystic fibrosis, could lead to a treatment for a disease that affects an estimated 30,000 people in this country, according to Juan Alvarez MD PhD and Steven Freedman MD PhD of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

SEATTLE -- Researchers say they have discovered a reversible lipid imbalance that may be responsible for the common symptoms of cystic fibrosis. The discovery, in mice carrying the genetic defect that causes cystic fibrosis, could lead to a treatment for a disease that affects an estimated 30,000 people in this country, according to Juan Alvarez MD PhD and Steven Freedman MD PhD of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.


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