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Caption: Scientists at the Saarland University and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research unraveled lung mucusís physical properties: They discovered that a rigid gel scaffold in lung mucus separates large, fluid-filled pores and prevents nanoparticle movement beyond individual pore boundaries.
Credit: Credit: Schneider/ Kirch et al.
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