Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Identity-shifting cells protect against rupture in atherosclerosis

During atherosclerosis, a select group of cells in the artery wall move and transform to protect plaque from bursting into the artery, a study has found. The team has also pinpointed a gene that seems to be behind the cells' transformation. In addition, population genomic data indicates individuals with more activity in this particular gene are at a decreased risk for heart attack.