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Nanoparticulate carbon black particles tiny culprits that start emphysemaOct 5, 2015
Nanoparticulate carbon black line the lungs of smokers who died with severe emphysema, research shows.
Autophagy protects against lung inflammation, fibrosisJun 2, 2015
In the lungs, the process is critical in fighting off infections. A new study from Baylor College of Medicine suggests that autophagy is critical to protect against lung inflammation and fibrosis, even in the absence of any infections.
Gene mutations found to cause hereditary autoimmune-mediated lung disease, arthritisApr 20, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Human Immunobiology researchers discover genetic cause of autoimmune disorder.
Baylor-led study examines lung transplantation outcomes since implementation of need-based organ allocation systemMar 3, 2015
Study finds double-lung transplantation associated with better outcomes than single-lung transplantation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients.
First comprehensive Lung Institute in Texas offers hope along with world class team of experts Jan 16, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center have developed the first comprehensive, multi-specialty Lung Institute in the state of Texas.
Sugarbaker on board as new chief of general thoracic surgery at Baylor College of MedicineJul 14, 2014
Dr. David Sugarbaker will start seeing patients July 15 at the Baylor Clinic, and will conduct surgeries at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, part of CHI St. Luke’s Health.
Enzyme presents drug target to rare lung disease Apr 1, 2014
Baylor researchers find an enzyme may provide a new way to attack lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a rare lung disease predominately affects women.
Dr. David Sugarbaker will lead comprehensive lung center at BaylorMar 20, 2014
Dr. David Sugarbaker, an internationally recognized leader in thoracic surgery and mesothelioma, will join the Baylor faculty this July and lead the new Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine.
Grant will fund development of spirometry toolkitNov 26, 2013
A Baylor College of Medicine professor is developing a spirometry toolkit to effectively diagnose asthma and COPD.
Lung cancer screening beneficial in high-risk groupsNov 25, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine expert says that research on the causes of lung cancer and developing screening methods is critically important.
Grant supports discovery of new uses for existing moleculesJun 18, 2013
A Baylor College of Medicine professor has been awarded a grant to study a new treatment for lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a progressive lung disease with no current cure.
Gene mutation analysis may point to imprinting in newborn lung diseaseMay 1, 2013
Kids with the disease can also have anatomical problems involving organs of the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and genitourinary systems.
NIH funds study of beta blockers in treating asthmaApr 19, 2013
The federally funded study will allow the researchers to study the use of this beta blocker in more patients.
New clinic treats bronchiectasis patientsFeb 27, 2013
New Baylor College of Medicine clinic treats patients with lung condition bronchiectasis.
Minivectors renew gene therapy hopes for lung treatmentsMay 2, 2011
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find that minivectors can carry gene therapy deep into the lungs.
Lung transplant now viable option at any ageSep 10, 2010
End-stage lung disease patients see new hope as BCM expert says lung transplants viable at any age.