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.
Northwestern Medicine scientists identified genes correlated with the progression and severity of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Northwestern Medicine scientists demonstrate that exposure to air pollution causes a stress response characterized by elevation in the level of the stress hormone adrenaline.
A recently published Northwestern Medicine study uses math models based on the physical interactions within cells to make predictions of how gene transcription might be effected.
David Kamp, MD, completed his residency and fellowship at Northwestern, where he now studies a range of lung disorders as well as cellular apoptosis, a process of programmed cell death.
Study upends our understanding of vitamin E and ties the increasing consumption of supposedly healthy vitamin E-rich oils to the rising incidence of lung inflammation and, possibly, asthma.