Researchers investigated the scarring process in the lungs of recent lung transplant patients in hopes of finding novel therapies to stop this dangerous process that leads to graft failure.
Lungs and Breathing
Bacteria in the lungs may play a major role in disease — and health. Researchers have just mapped where the bacteria are and how they arrived, paving the way for more discoveries about the lung microbiome.
Scientists can now grow 3-D models of various organs from stem cells, creating new ways to study disease.
The presence of bacteria in an unexpected place suggests that a vicious cycle of inflammation and microbiome disruption may influence illnesses such as sepsis and acute lung failure.
A new study finds smokers who haven’t been diagnosed with COPD may still experience COPD-like symptoms. This begs the question: Should the diagnostic requirements for COPD change?