The maps of “The Human Cell Atlas” reveal differences between normal and asthmatic airways and indicate how cells in the lung communicate with each other. Researchers also discovered a new cell state that produces mucus in asthmatic patients. Understanding the cells and their signals may eventually lead to new drug targets for asthma treatment.
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Researchers found differences between normal and asthmatic airways as well as in the ways lung cells communicate and a new cell state that produces mucus in asthmatic patients.