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Doctors develop new treatment for cystic fibrosis

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 18 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:736
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    Antibiotic nose drops given to Israeli children and adults born with cystic fibrosis have reversed the effects of a defective gene that causes the disease in 60% of Ashkenazi (European) Jews who have cystic fibrosis and 5% of all cases worldwide.

    The results of a two week pilot study, conducted on nine patients aged 12 to 42 by two researchers at Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, have been called a “significant breakthrough” in the search for a cure for a type of cystic fibrosis to which …

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