Premature birth linked to lung disease later in life
New research led by the University of Melbourne shows a link between premature birth and obstructive lung disease after age 50, particularly for smokers
Heating and cooking at home linked to asthma
University of Melbourne-led research finds wood heating, gas cooking and heating at home are linked to an increased risk of asthma and decline in lung function.
Q&A: Dexamethasone and COVID-19
A UK trial finds dexamethasone is “the first drug shown to improve survival in COVID-19”. A University of Melbourne expert explains what it is and how it works.
Breathing easy: Treating steroid resistant asthmatics
Researchers from the University of Melbourne have tracked down the molecular cause of steroid resistance in asthmatics, and a new treatment is on the way
From decades to days: 3D modelling tuberculosis
3D modelling of TB mutations means doctors could soon tailor individual treatments for the disease in days, not years, say University of Melbourne researchers.
Putting the brakes on lung disease
Monash University and University of Melbourne researchers discover a molecular "brake" for lung disease that may be a way to prevent the disease progressing
The long-term benefits of controlling your asthma
A study led by the University of Melbourne finds asthma sufferers can modify their risk of serious lung conditions in later life by controlling their asthma now