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Cystic Fibrosis Patients May Breathe Easier, Thanks to Bioengineered Antimicrobials

September 24, 2007

Erik Luijten By better understanding how antimicrobials bind, and thereby get inactivated in the mucus of air passages, researchers at the University of Illinois may have found a way to help cystic fibrosis patients fight off deadly infections. Full Story

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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