The link between the gut microbiota and airway inflammation

Anh-Vu Nguyen Introduction. Inflammation associated airway diseases (IAADs), which include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), affect millions of Americans every year. COPD, for example, is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. Despite this, there are no cures for IAADs at this time. Currently, treatment for IAADs is supportive and includes […]

Paracrine factors and mitochondrial transfer from mesenchymal stem cells ameliorate acute respiratory distress syndrome

Amanda Edinger Introduction: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a lung condition characterized by bilateral lung infiltrates that results in hypoxia. ARDS can be secondary to a variety of disease processes or direct lung damage, however, the disease is characterized by diffuse alveolar damage leading to inefficient oxygen exchange between at the alveolar-capillary interface. Throughout […]