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A new study shows that smoking even a few cigarettes a day is harmful to lungs and that former smokers continue to lose lung function at a faster rate than never-smokers for decades after quitting.
Long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ozone, is associated with the development of emphysema, researchers at Columbia and other universities have found.
A drug given to nearly 10 percent of all pregnant women to prevent severe respiratory ailments in preterm babies also reduces health care costs, according to a new study by Columbia researchers.
- January 22, 2019
One in five adolescents in New York City may have undiagnosed asthma, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing has found.
- July 2, 2018
A clinical trial of ECMO for patients with severe respiratory distress resolves some questions about when to use the technology, but leaves others unanswered.
- January 20, 2018
The internal anatomy of our lungs is surprisingly variable, and some variations are associated with a greater risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, CUIMC researchers have found.
- December 12, 2017
A new study shows that tumor suppressor PTEN helps fight lung infections when attached to a protein that is mutated in cystic fibrosis.
- August 31, 2017
Columbia bioengineers and surgeons have developed a technique in animal models that overcomes a long-standing hurdle in lung regeneration.
- May 11, 2017
Researchers have developed three-dimensional "mini organs," made from stem cells, that could be used to model lung diseases.
- October 26, 2016
New York City children who engaged in vigorous daily exercise had greater exposure to black carbon than children who were less active, according to Columbia researchers.
- May 11, 2016
Smokers with respiratory symptoms in the absence of a COPD diagnosis may need more treatment than previously thought, a new study suggests.
- January 6, 2016
A new study has revealed that cholesterol-lowering statins may help reverse the mechanisms that increase the risk of heart disease in people with sleep apnea.