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New study resolves the structure of the human protein that causes cystic fibrosis

New study resolves the structure of the human protein that causes cystic fibrosis In order to better understand how genetic mutations give rise to cystic fibrosis, researchers need to map the protein responsible for the disorder. The new structure has led to new insights on how this molecular channel functions. More »

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First structural map of the cystic fibrosis protein sheds light on how mutations cause disease

First structural map of the cystic fibrosis protein sheds light on how mutations cause diseaseA map that shows the arrangement of atoms within the cystic fibrosis protein will help researchers better understand how specific mutations cause disease. Ultimately, this knowledge may reveal potential targets for new drugs. More »

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