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Vaping Damages Immune Cells, Researchers Find
Vaping Damages Immune Cells, Researchers Find
A small, in vitro study concludes that e-cigarette vapor harms macrophages taken from human lung tissue.
Vaping Damages Immune Cells, Researchers Find
Vaping Damages Immune Cells, Researchers Find

A small, in vitro study concludes that e-cigarette vapor harms macrophages taken from human lung tissue.

A small, in vitro study concludes that e-cigarette vapor harms macrophages taken from human lung tissue.

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New Lung Cell Identified
New Lung Cell Identified
Abby Olena | Aug 1, 2018
The cell type was discovered via single-cell RNA sequencing of thousands of cells in mouse and human airways and may play a role in cystic fibrosis.
Genetic Mutation Linked to Cot Death
Genetic Mutation Linked to Cot Death
Catherine Offord | Mar 29, 2018
Alterations to a protein involved in breathing may help explain some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, a study finds.
Smoking on a Chip
Smoking on a Chip
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017
A new device from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University simulates the effects of cigarette smoke on human lungs.
Bone Marrow Isn’t the Only Source of Platelets
Bone Marrow Isn’t the Only Source of Platelets
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 1, 2017
Scientists have estimated that about half of murine platelet production occurs in the lungs.
Lung Blood
Lung Blood
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2017
Watch the birth of platelets in the lungs of mice, a finding that contributes to a new understanding of the respiratory organs' role in blood formation.
Newly Found White Blood Cell Withstands Chemotherapy
Newly Found White Blood Cell Withstands Chemotherapy
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
Vaccine-induced macrophages open a new realm of study into remodeling the immune system to reduce the risk of infections during cancer treatment.
Breathing in Bacteria
Breathing in Bacteria
Jenny Rood | Jan 22, 2015
The healthy lung receives microbes from the mouth, a new model suggests.
Breathing Life into Lung Microbiome Research
Breathing Life into Lung Microbiome Research
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 9, 2014
Although it’s far less populated than the mouth community that helps feed it, researchers increasingly appreciate the role of the lung microbiome in respiratory health.
Flexible Cells
Flexible Cells
Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2013
When stretched, lung cells signal to each other by releasing ATP.