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A new study reveals how P. aeruginosa bacteria—which cause many deaths worldwide from pneumonia—commandeer our immune defenses to thrive inside the lungs.
A mismatch between airway and lung size may explain why some nonsmokers get COPD and some heavy smokers do not, according to a new study from Columbia University.
Columbia doctors developed a protocol for treating two COVID-19 patients with a single ventilator.
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.
- August 13, 2019
Long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ozone, is associated with the development of emphysema, researchers at Columbia and other universities have found.
- March 13, 2019
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.