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2005-07-21 17:51:59

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A ubiquitous bacterial strain thought to be uninvolved in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in fact is responsible for 2-4 million flare-ups of the condition that occur annually in the United States, researchers from the University at Buffalo have shown. The bacterium, Moraxella catarrhalis or M. catarrhalis, often is present in sputum of adults with COPD. However, its potential role in the disease was ignored for decades, because studies in the early 1950s had...