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‘.