News
31. July 19

Tulane professor to help find better treatment for respiratory disease


A Tulane University biomedical engineering professor will share in a $2.6 million grant to research better ways of managing acute respiratory distress syndrome, also known as ARDS, a rapidly progressive disease caused by fluid buildup in the lungs and an overwhelming inflammatory response. Gaver and his team will test a hypothesis that the development of VILI occurs from repetitive closing and reopening of lung units, which can damage the tissue. Their approach involves multi-scale models that are matched to experimental studies at the micro, organ and system levels, with micro-scale experiments conducted in collaboration with Doug Chrisey in Tulane’s Department of Physics and Engineering Physics. Find more information in the original report from the ‘Tulane University‘.

Comments


Add Your Comment