£130k 'superbug' study targets breakthrough on cystic fibrosis

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"Queen's University is leading a major study that could help improve the quality of life for thousands of people with Cystic Fibrosis who are affected by a 'superbug' that destroys their lungs. The £139,000 research grant was awarded to the QUB team of experts by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The two-year study led by Professor Miguel Valvano, chair of microbiology and infectious diseases at Queen's Centre for Infection and Immunity, will investigate how the immune cells of patients are infected when they contract an "invading bacteria" – Burkholderia Cepacia..."

Period02 Oct 2013

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