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Understanding Airway Remodeling in Asthma

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 09:27
Airway remodeling, which refers to changes to the structure of the airways, occurs in asthma and is linked to reduced lung function and a greater use of asthma medications. Collagen, in particular, is an important component of the airway structure that... more

The Lobe and Mail, HLI's Newsletter, April 2019 issue

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:44
The April issue of the Lobe and Mail, HLI's newsletter, is now available! Please click the PDF link below to learn about exciting research findings from our Centre, meet some of our HLI personnel, and find out what we have been up to in the city and... more

Using Big Data to Determine Developmental Changes in Newborns

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 09:58
  The first week of a newborn’s life is a time of the most rapid biological change as the baby adapts to living outside the womb, suddenly exposed to new challenges such as bacteria and viruses. Yet surprisingly little is known about these early changes... more

Researchers investigate a new way to detect small airway damage in COPD

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 13:36
The smallest conducting airways in the lung, called terminal bronchioles, are severely diseased in people with COPD.
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects over 2 million Canadians and is the major cause of hospital admissions of adult males and increasingly females over 40 years of age in Canada. More than 50 years ago, Canadians working at McGill... more

Researchers discover how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 13:00
Dr. Kelly McNagny is the senior author and Drs. Pascal Bernatchez and David Granville are co-authors on a recent study published in PNAS, titled Podocalyxin is required for maintaining blood-brain barrier function during acute inflammation. This is the... more