Cystic Fibrosis: From sea sponges, a possible treatment

Sea Sponge
By Dimitris Siskopoulos. Creative Commons.



A genetic defect that is responsible for most cases of cystic fibrosis appears to be correctable by a compound found in sea sponges, according to this report on the research website Futurity. A research team led by David Thomas, of McGill University, identified the sea-sponge chemical latonduine as a promising candidate for treatment of this life-threatening disorder. Results appear in the journal Chemistry and Biology.