Respiratory viruses were detected more frequently than bacteria in community-acquired pneumonia in adults, and incidence of pneumonia increased with age, according to new research.
By examining how loss of lung function between young adulthood and middle age associated with changes in the heart, Northwestern Medicine scientists identified two heart-lung phenotypes that may form the basis for diseases that develop later in life.
Despite previous findings suggesting a link between soy intake and decreased asthma severity, a new Northwestern Medicine study shows that soy supplements do not improve lung function for patients with asthma.
Treatment with two medications that target the most common genetic cause of cystic fibrosis improves lung function and lowers the rate of pulmonary exacerbations, according to results from a Northwestern Medicine clinical trial.
A new Northwestern Medicine study shows that a protein called vimentin may help activate an inflammatory response that leads to acute lung injury.
A Northwestern Medicine study estimated the incidence and etiology of community-acquired pneumonia in children and found that respiratory viruses were more commonly detected in children with pneumonia than bacterial pathogens, suggesting that new anti-viral vaccines or treatments could reduce the overall burden of pediatric pneumonia.
Sugars on a specific mucus protein can induce the death of a white blood cell called an eosinophil, which causes asthma, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
In a new study, scientists found that the transcription factor EHF regulates pathways in respiratory epithelial cells that are important for repair of damaged cells and in maintaining the lung surface’s barrier function.
Inhibiting a ubiquitin ligase stops tumor growth during hypoxia, a common characteristic of lung and brain cancers.