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Cystic Fibrosis trial encouraging
03 Jul 2015 16:04
An early-stage trial of a new gene therapy for people with Cystic Fibrosis has delivered what scientists claim are encouraging results.
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The gene-altering medicine was shown to moderately improve or stabilise the lung function of patients and lead to health gains.
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Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system of 1,200 children and adults in Ireland.
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It is caused by a defective gene, which leads the body to produce thick mucus that clogs the lungs, leading to life-threatening infections.
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