Scottish scientists part of breakthrough in cystic fibrosis research

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John Robertson
Scottish scientists part of breakthrough in cystic fibrosis research

Neutrophils with segmented nuclei surrounded by erythrocytes and platelets. Intra-cellular granules are visible in the cytoplasm (Giemsa stained). (c) wikipedia.org Scientists from Edinburgh University working with researchers in the USA and Ireland have made a discovery which could lead to new treatments for cystic fibrosis. They’ve found that immune cells called neutrophils, which normally defend against infection, can sometimes cause damage to the lungs. They are working on drugs that will attack these cells and slow or stop the progression…

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John Robertson
Scottish scientists part of breakthrough in cystic fibrosis research