MBI 121 Cystic Fibrosis

MBI 121 Cystic Fibrosis - Nicholas Connolly MBI 121 Dr....

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Nicholas Connolly MBI 121 Dr. Balish 10/21/2008 Cystic Fibrosis http://gauntlet.ucalgary.ca/story/12883 Cystic fibrosis is a disease where the cells of certain glands in the body secrete large amounts of thick mucus. The mucus can block the ducts of the glands and also block the passageway of organs. The organs are where the ducts are empty into. The main organs that are affected by Cystic fibrosis are the lungs, liver, and pancreas. Mostly children are diagnosed with this deadly disease. This terrible disease is not yet curable, but it can be fought wit antibiotics to fight the lung infections and pills to help with digestion. Today, Cystic fibrosis patients are receiving better treatment, such as antibiotics for this deadly lung infectious disease. Researchers are now looking deeper into a group of bacteria, Streptococcus milleri, which is a bacteria that spreads in the lungs of adults. The doctors are worried about the acute infections of CF because that is the stage where
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course MBI 121 taught by Professor Balish during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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