Researchers Identify Faulty Stem Cells As Major Culprit In Mystifying Lung Disease
The recent study narrowed in on cells that repair and regenerate damaged lung cells.
Dysfunctional Stem Cells Cited As Cause For Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pulmonary fibrosis is a mystifying, deadly lung disease that typically kills patients three to five years after diagnosis. In most cases, there’s no cure and no known cause. Now, a recent study by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has identified one major culprit: dysfunctional stem cells. Specifically, the problem occurs in special stem cells known as AEC2s that repair and regenerate lung cells damaged by viral infections, pollution or other injuries. (Buck, 12/5)
In other public health news —
San Jose Mercury News:
Lab-Grown Meat May Be Meal Of The Future
The science of gene modification is not stopping, not even slowing, while the public debates whether or not this is something they want. The fact is, when something costs less or is potentially healthier, people want it. Slap all the labels in it you want and it will still get bought. So where is all of this going? Meat. (Iaquinta, 12/5)