Is there a link between cystic fibrosis and arsenic?

Posted Sept. 06, 2011, at 10:22 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 06, 2011, at 10:54 a.m.

The Morning Sentinel reports on new research at the University of Maine exploring the association between cystic fibrosis and environmental exposure to arsenic.

“The immune system’s main role is to protect the body from infection. The study will explore the effects of arsenic on a healthy innate immune response to infection and one compromised by the gene mutation that causes cystic fibrosis.”

Read the story here.