March 29, 1996 in Nation/World

New Treatment

Associated Press

Some cases of cystic fibrosis might be treatable with the breathtakingly simple weapon of antibiotics, a test-tube study suggests.

Antibiotics are used now to treat lung infections that result from cystic fibrosis, but the new work says the drugs might sometimes work against the genetic disease itself.

The study should be done in a year or so, a researcher said.

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