Research with Red Tide Toxin Yields Potential Therapies for Cystic Fibrosis

John Peterson, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services- National Institutes of Health News

This National Institutes of Health News article documents a study being done to use two compounds associated with Florida red tide to treat mucus build-up related to cystic fibrosis. Researchers began looking at the toxins associated with red tide to create "anti-toxins," which led them to question the anti-toxin's usefulness in fighting cystic fibrosis.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeywords: HAB, harmful algal blooms