A Breath of Not-So-Fresh Air: the Combined Effects of Air and Noise Pollution
While air and noise pollution have been well documented independently, their combined effects are insufficiently discussed, until recently. In this blog post, we discuss a recent publication from Kuntic et al. on the combined and individual effects of these pollutants in mice.
Particulate Matter from Firearms: Lung Toxicity and Respiratory Effects
While health and safety precautions are rightly focused on preventing shooting-related injury and death at firing ranges, heavy metal exposure also poses substantial health risks. Kim et al. recently modeled the acute health effects of particulate matter inhalation from firearm smoke in mice, which we review in this post.
Protocol Preview: a Ferret Model of Respiratory Inflammation
While rodents have long been used to model many human diseases, their anatomical, physiological, and immunological differences from humans cannot be ignored when modeling respiratory inflammation. Recently, Khoury et al. demonstrated how ferrets can be used to model inflammatory respiratory disease and injury, which we review in this blog post.
Academy of Surgical Research Virtual Annual Meeting 2021Sarah McFarlane
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Academy of Surgical Research Virtual Annual Meeting 2020C T
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Clinical Methods and Applications of Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI for Functional Imaging of the Lungs and Other Organs
Renowned MRI expert, Prof. Jim Wild, will discuss the clinical applications of 129Xe lung imaging with a focus on novel pulmonary therapies using hyperpolarized gas and proton lung MRI as markers.
Micro-CT: Fancy gadget or indispensable technology towards accurate quantification of lung disease and therapy?
An infectious lung disease expert shares compelling evidence for the use of micro-CT to repeatedly evaluate disease progression and therapy efficacy in live animals.
MicroCT Applications in Lung Research and Immunology
Dr. Redente discusses the advantages of microCT and provides a broad overview of pulmonary disease imaging using a highly innovate technique to analyze living animals, as well as fixed tissue.
Hyperpolarized Xe MRI of Pulmonary Gas-Exchange in Rodents
Dr. Rohan Virgincar gives insight into the fundamentals of hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI and shares practical considerations for high-resolution imaging in rodent models of lung disease.