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Epigenetic Changes to Gene Affect Key Cells Behind Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

October 11, 2019

The lung stiffness and scarring characteristic of this rare disease may be linked to environmental gene alterations. In…
Treating Pulmonary Embolism: How Safe and Effective Are New Devices?

October 10, 2019

Scientific statement from AHA, led by Penn Medicine, identifies risks and benefits of novel interventional devices compared to…
How Do You Find a Virus That’s Completely Unknown? Study Says, Look to the Genome

May 20, 2019

Penn team of microbiologists and pulmonologists scan genome databases and find a new abundant viral family associated with…
‘Bad guy’ fibrocytes could help rebuild damaged tissue

May 10, 2019

Could a blood cell type responsible for scarring and diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis be repurposed to help…
A Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Revolution

November 29, 2018

Over the past 30 years, interventional cardiology has transformed heart care — replacing many interventions that used to…
Research Raises Awareness of Indoor Air Quality Risk from 3D Printers

November 14, 2018

Consumer-oriented 3D printers could show up on many holiday wish lists this year, and purchasers should be aware…
To Better Treat COPD, Scientists Look to Tailored Approaches for Deadly Lung Disease

November 14, 2018

Valerie Chang kept waking up breathless in the middle of the night. As a regular swimmer and non-smoker,…
Clues to breathing disorders may lie just under the ocean surface

October 2, 2018

Elite Croatian free divers who willingly deprive themselves of oxygen for minutes on end may help a team…
Use of muscle relaxant during general anaesthesia increases risk of pulmonary complications

September 21, 2018

Increasing numbers of people around the world undergo anaesthesia and surgery, and in Sweden over 10 per cent…
New Lung Cell Type Discovered

August 6, 2018

In separate studies published online in Nature, two independent research teams report the discovery of a new, rare type…
Study tracks therapy to slow idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

February 12, 2018

Investigators in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care have launched a pilot study to see if…
Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers’ children

August 15, 2017

Elemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near…
Cigarette smoke curbs lung’s self-healing

March 3, 2017

Smoke from cigarettes blocks self-healing processes in the lungs and consequently can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease…
Researchers discover link between aging, devastating lung disease

February 23, 2017

A Mayo Clinic study has shown evidence linking the biology of aging with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a disease…
Resveratrol may be an effective intervention for lung aging

February 22, 2017

In a study led by Barbara Driscoll, PhD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,…
Researcher turns ‘SARS mask’ into a virus killer

January 5, 2017

Innovative improvement on surgical masks will make them effective by empowering them to kill viruses A University of…
Lung function decline accelerates in menopausal women

December 3, 2016

Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead…
Staph uses nitric oxide enzyme to colonize noses

November 29, 2016

Staph bacteria colonize nasal passages through a newly discovered function for a primeval biochemical mechanism. The interior of the…
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