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Genetic Disorders and Lung Diseases

August 07, 2019 Season 1 Episode 43
Radio Cade
Genetic Disorders and Lung Diseases
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Genetic Disorders and Lung Diseases
Aug 07, 2019 Season 1 Episode 43
Dr. Mark Brantly

Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency, a genetic disorder, is a common factor in lung diseases like COPD and emphysema. Dr. Mark Brantly’s research examines how AAT interacts with environmental factors that trigger the disorders. His findings are important because many physicians remain unaware of the genetic background of the diseases they treat.  Much of Brantly’s work has been funded by University of Florida royalties derived from Gatorade, the brainchild of Robert Cade.   

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Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency, a genetic disorder, is a common factor in lung diseases like COPD and emphysema. Dr. Mark Brantly’s research examines how AAT interacts with environmental factors that trigger the disorders. His findings are important because many physicians remain unaware of the genetic background of the diseases they treat.  Much of Brantly’s work has been funded by University of Florida royalties derived from Gatorade, the brainchild of Robert Cade.   

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