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Cystic fibrosis research extends and improves lives for children and adults

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease of the lungs and digestive system that afflicts about 30,000 people in the United States.  Emory School of Medicine's Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta share the second largest cystic fibrosis clinic in the nation. The Emory+Children's Center for Cystic Fibrosis Research focuses research efforts on developing new therapies, drugs, and devices that will improve the quality and longevity of the lives of CF patients. The Center is directed by Marcus Professor Nael A. McCarty, PhD.

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