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Cystic Fibrosis Patients Have More Bacteria—Good and Bad—In the Lungs

The findings could be a foundation for future studies

Cystic fibrosis is a complicated disease in and of itself, and researchers are working to fully grasp exactly what happens in the bodies of individuals who live with it. Understanding the relationship between this complicated illness and the even more complicated world of the human microbiome is something that we will simply have to dedicated more studies and research to. At the moment, McColley believes that there is merit in attempting to maintain the bacteria diversity found in younger children with cystic fibrosis, and believes that this could be the foundation for future studies.