lung function Archives
Tracking lung macrophages
May. 4, 2023—A new technique will allow researchers to track subsets of immune cells that patrol and defend the lungs, to better understand the roles of these cells during lung inflammation, infection and injury.
Risk of death in sickle cell disease
Feb. 22, 2017—Two factors commonly used to evaluate patients with sickle cell disease are associated with each other and can predict increased mortality, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Integrin discovery may lead to better lung treatments
Jan. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have made an important advance in understanding lung development, which one day could lead to improvements in treating lung disease in premature infants and adults.
Ancestry impacts smoking risk for lungs
Aug. 7, 2012—Smoking is more detrimental to lung function in individuals with high proportions of African ancestry.