Clues hint how particulates harm lungs
By eavesdropping on the chemical chatter within lung cells exposed to particulate pollution, researchers have identified intracellular messages that may trigger disease.
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Michael J. Birrer
National Cancer Institute
Cell, Cancer, and Biology Department
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
9610 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
University of Vermont, Burlington
Department of Pathology
Burlington, VT 05405
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