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How airway cells work together in regeneration and aging.

Researchers at UCLA identify the pathways airway basal stem cells in the lungs need to switch between two distinct phases whilst regenerating lung tissue after an injury. The team states their results shed light on how aging can cause lung regeneration to go awry, possibly leading to lung cancer and other respiratory-based diseases.

The growing worldwide epidemic of respiratory diseases can be attributed to simple everyday factors such as tobacco smoke, air pollution, occupational chemicals, or dust. These diseases involve the infection or irritation of the airways which can cause serious conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, or lung cancer. Chronic respiratory disease is incredibly widespread yet it is still not

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