Published in Health and Medicine Week, April 19th, 2004
A study published in the journal BMC Cell Biology may begin to explain why: when cells are exposed to smoke, their ability to migrate toward the site of damage is compromised.
The study, carried out by researchers from University of California, Riverside, examined the effects of 'second-hand' smoke on fibroblasts, cells that play a major role in wound healing. They found that, among other things, exposure to smoke altered the arrangement of the cells' cytoskeleton - increasing the cells'...
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