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Cystic fibrosis drug hope

20th June 2011

A new drug to treat cystic fibrosis sufferers has been developed by an international team of scientists from Queen's University in Belfast.

The drug targets the 'Celtic' gene which is prevalent in Ireland. Stuart Elborn from Queen's University, Belfast, was one of the team's co-leaders and said: "The development of this drug is significant because it is the first to show that treating the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis may have profound effects on the disease, even among people who have been living with it for decades."

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Article Information

Title: Cystic fibrosis drug hope
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 18859
Date Added: 20th Jun 2011

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