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Biology of single-celled organisms reveals potential treatment target for COPD – News-Medical.Net

In a series of experiments that began with amoebas — single-celled organisms that extend podlike appendages to move around — Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists…

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In a series of experiments that began with amoebas — single-celled organisms that extend podlike appendages to move around — Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have identified a genetic pathway that could be activated to help sweep out mucus from the lungs of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease a widespread lung ailment.
Physician-scientists and fundamental biologists worked together to understand a problem at the root of a major human illness, and the problem, as often happens,…

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