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This hair-sized probe can measure key indicators of tissue damage deep in the lung./ Image: University of Edinburgh.

A tiny, hair-sized probe measures tissue damage deep in the lung

Lung diseases, a common health problem, ranging from mild to severe, is also one of the leading causes of death and disability in the...
Drugs' side effects in lungs 'more widespread than thought'

Drugs’ side effects in lungs ‘more widespread than thought’

Drug-induced interstitial lung disease (DIILD) occurs as a result of numerous agents, but the risk often only becomes apparent after the marketing authorization of...
Aspergillus mould

Melanin is key in immune response to killer fungus

A new study carried out by an international group including researchers from Imperial’s Department of Medicine has uncovered how a common fungus, which kills...