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Scientists reveal new cystic fibrosis treatments work best in inflamed airways

New UNC School of Medicine research suggests that cystic fibrosis drugs used to correct the faulty CFTR protein would work better when the patients' airways are inflamed, not when patients also take anti-inflammatory meds

University of North Carolina Health Care

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IMAGE: Normal primary human airway culture. Cilia in blue. The CFTR protein in red. view more 

Credit: The Gentzsch Lab, UNC School of Medicine