A mismatch between airway size and lung capacity, called dysanapsis, is a strong risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a new study.
A Northwestern Medicine study found that inducing inflammation in lung epithelial cells contributes to the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
According to several recent editorials published by Feinberg faculty, there are large and complex issues to grapple with, from COVID-19’s devastating impact on African-Americans to maintaining critical care standards in the face of an unprecedented pandemic.
Adults with chronic cough and phlegm production are at risk for poor respiratory function, even if they don’t have more severe respiratory disorders, according to a new study.
A first-of-its-kind longitudinal study led by Northwestern Medicine will track young adults’ lung health nationwide to better understand the key risk factors and biomarkers associated with impaired lung health.
Ankit Bharat, MBBS, the Harold L. & Margaret N. Method Research Professor of Surgery, has been named chief of Thoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery.
Northwestern Medicine investigators discovered a method to modulate levels of a protein that is known to drive inflammation, by manipulating levels of an amino acid known as serine.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated that a specific mitochondrial protein complex is essential to the immunosuppressive activity of regulatory T-cells.
The Simpson Querrey Center for Epigenetics is connecting the Northwestern academic and medical community to integrate the study of epigenetics into science and clinical care.
Metformin, an inexpensive diabetes drug, has been found to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes triggered by air pollution by reducing inflammation in the lungs that triggers clotting.