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Mechanical Model Enlightens Researchers On Fetal Lung Development

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May 1, 1998
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University Of Maryland, Baltimore
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Researchers at Women & Infants’ Hospital, Providence, R.I., have adapted a model that sheds light on the development of infant lungs.

Researchers at Women & Infants’ Hospital, Providence, R.I., have adapted a model that sheds light on the development of infant lungs.

Juan Sanchez-Esteban, MD, found that stretching lung cells to simulate fetal breathing stimulated the cells to produce surfactant, a protein that stabilizes lung tissue and permits the transition to air breathing at birth.

The study was presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in New Orleans, May 1-5.

For interviews during the meeting, contact the press room at (504) 670-8502 or 670-8508.

Contact: Lu Anne Stewart (401) 453-7926


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