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Vital Conversations Among Cells in the Lungs

Human tissues that are exposed directly to the outside environment include the skin, the gut, and the lungs. In all of these, unique cells must deal with the complexity of exposure to toxins and many kinds of microbes. As with the gut and the skin, the path of air into the lungs consists of many different environments that…

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Inverse Relationship of Cancer and Brain Disease

Cancer and common brain diseases are in some ways mutually exclusive. If cancer is up then brain disease is down; if brain disease is up then cancer is down. What possible molecular interactions could bring about the fact that more brain disease means less cancer? This strange inverse relationship of cancer and brain…

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