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A clinical trial of ECMO for patients with severe respiratory distress resolves some questions about when to use the technology, but leaves others unanswered.
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.
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.
- September 18, 2015
Dr. Naiyer Rizvi, director of thoracic oncology at CUMC, offers updates on immune checkpoint inhibitors in certain forms of lung cancers.
- September 3, 2015
Columbia engineers and P&S researchers have developed a way to deliver drugs that may provide more effective treatments for many lung diseases.
- April 16, 2015
In Columbia's biomedical engineering department, engineers and physicians work together to solve problems and improve health care.