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VISITING SPEAKER: Targeting the small airways - no longer the “silent zone” in chronic lung diseases

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Today's date is Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Targeting the small airways - no longer the “silent zone” in chronic lung diseases : The Institute for Respiratory Health presents Dr Jane Bourke, Head of Respiratory Pharmacology Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology, Monash University Other events...
Increasing evidence suggests that small airways (defined as <2mm) are important sites of inflammation, remodelling and altered reactivity in chronic lung diseases. Dr Bourke has applied a unique in vitro approach to examine small airway dysfunction, visualising changes in intrapulmonary airway lumen area and calcium signalling in lung slices. Insights obtained from mouse models of asthma, COPD, viral infection and bronchopulmonary dysplasia have revealed mechanisms underlying increased contraction and impaired relaxation and provided validated settings to assess novel treatments targeting the small airways.
Speaker(s) Dr Jane Bourke, PhD
Location McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research QQ Block, QEII Medical Centre, 6 Verdun Street Nedlands
Contact Sarah Cermak <[email protected]> : 6151 0815
URL https://www.resphealth.org.au/events/medical-research-seminar-2/
Start Mon, 08 Jun 2015 12:00
End Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:30
Submitted by Sarah Cermak <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 08 Jun 2015 12:54
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