Author Archives: Ali Cuffy

Primary Human Lung Cells for Multiple Research Purposes

Better models of translational biological systems are continually being sought by the biomedical research community. In comparison to animal models or immortalized cell models, human primary cells demonstrate increased physiological relevance in terms of response, efficacy, and toxicity (Hynds, 2013). In particular, reliable and accurate models of lung function are highly sought after to model […]

A Growing and Worldwide Liver Disease Epidemic

Liver disease is more common than you might think. Liver diseases pose a significant and rapidly growing problem for national health care systems throughout the world. Globally, 50 million adults will be affected with chronic liver disease — which includes scarring of the liver, inflammation from infectious and non-infectious causes — according to estimates from the World Gastroenterology […]