Medical research

Enzyme helps prepare lung tissue for metastatic development

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) study has identified a new role for an important enzyme in preparing lung tissue for the development of metastases. Published in the early edition of Proceedings of the National Academy ...

Medical research

Protecting transplanted lungs

Primary graft dysfunction (PGD)—acute lung injury that develops within 72 hours of lung transplantation—is a major cause of illness and death after transplant. The mechanisms leading to PGD are not well understood, and ...