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The diminished power of the immune system in older adults is usually blamed on the aging process. A new study shows that decades of inhaled particulates due to air pollution also take a toll.
Marcos Vidal Melo, an internationally renowned cardiopulmonary scientist and anesthesiologist, has joined Columbia as chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology.
Columbia pediatric pulmonologist Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, MD, says this fall could be more dangerous for kids with asthma.
- July 7, 2021
Columbia researchers have developed a way to gently collect stem cells from the airways of infants in the hope of finding new ways to prevent respiratory diseases common in premature babies.
- June 20, 2020
A new study reveals how P. aeruginosa bacteria—which cause many deaths worldwide from pneumonia—commandeer our immune defenses to thrive inside the lungs.
- June 9, 2020
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.
- April 1, 2020
Columbia doctors developed a protocol for treating two COVID-19 patients with a single ventilator.
- October 9, 2019
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.