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Cystic Fibrosis Patients May Benefit From Combination Therapy Which Provides Hope For Cure Of Dangerous Infections, McMaster University Study



4/25/2011 7:34:59 AM

Medical News Today -- An over-the-counter drug used to treat diarrhea combined with minocycline, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, could one day change the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis. Researchers at McMaster University have discovered this creative approach to tackle antibiotic resistance to bacterial infections, a frequent complication of those with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults.

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