lung disease Archives
Cell-free hemoglobin in pulmonary hypertension
Mar. 6, 2023—Cell-free hemoglobin generated by the lungs may be a therapeutic target for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, Vanderbilt researchers found.
Gut microbiota and lung fibrosis
Feb. 6, 2023—Microorganisms residing in the gut influence the severity of lung fibrosis in mouse models, suggesting that modifying the gut microbiota may offer therapeutic benefit for patients.
New clue to lung scarring
May. 20, 2021—Vanderbilt neonatology team pinpoints signaling pathways involved in the progressive lung fibrosis that occurs in rare genetic diseases.
Device offers less invasive option to treat emphysema
Feb. 4, 2021—Life with emphysema, a lung condition that causes shortness of breath, can be miserable. People with advanced emphysema, a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are so short of breath they may need supplemental oxygen just to walk from room to room. They often have trouble with everyday tasks like bathing or cooking a meal.
VUMC and TGen receive $6.1 million in grants to study deadly lung disease
Mar. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope and the Norton Thoracic Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Arizona, have received a $3.5 million federal grant to study the cause of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) the nation’s most common and severe form of fibrotic lung disease.
New histoplasmosis risk map
Sep. 14, 2018—The new mapping approach, called suitability score mapping, should improve public health assessments and interventions for geographic-specific infections.
Lung diseases expert Garcia set for Discovery Lecture
Dec. 3, 2015—Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, M.D., recognized for developing novel therapies for critically ill patients with acute inflammatory lung disease, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 10.
VU team’s cattle research may yield lung disease clues
Apr. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have found a genetic mutation that causes pulmonary hypertension in cattle grazed at high altitude, and which leads to a life-threatening condition called brisket disease.
Lung disease foundation lauds investigators
Jan. 16, 2014—Two Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators recently received awards from the ATS Foundation and its partners to support their lung disease-related research efforts.
Lung damage protector
Apr. 12, 2013—Targeting repair pathways in the lung’s air sacs may be a valuable therapeutic direction for pulmonary fibrosis – the scarring of lung tissue.
Study examines sleep apnea’s role in lung diseases
Apr. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt’s idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis research group is embarking on a study to determine the prevalence of sleep apnea in people with other interstitial lung diseases.
Researchers spot Achilles’ heel in respiratory virus
Apr. 13, 2012—A new viral protein structure could jump-start vaccine development for two leading causes of lower respiratory disease in children and elderly adults.