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Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered clues to a particularly deadly form of rejection that can follow lung transplantation. Called antibody-mediated rejection, the condition remains impervious to available treatments and difficult to diagnose. The researchers have identified, in mice, a process that may prevent the condition and lead to possible therapies to treat it.

New clues discovered to lung transplant rejection

Lung transplantation often remains the only viable option for improving the survival of patients with end-stage lung disease. This condition can be brought on by...
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...