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Bad Flu Infection Leads to Surprising "Taste Bud Cell" Discovery

News   Mar 29, 2019 | Original Story from the University of Pennsylvania.

 
Bad Flu Infection Leads to Surprising "Taste Bud Cell" Discovery

The discovery of tuft cells (in green) in mice lungs after flu gives researchers insights into how a bad respiratory infection may set the stage for certain inflammatory conditions, such as asthma. The cells, similar to those in taste buds, are named for the elongated microvilli which project from their surface. Credit: Andrew Vaughan/University of Pennsylvania.

 
 
 

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