Posts Tagged ‘lung’

Fevers, Chest Pain, and Substance-Use Disorder

Posted by • November 14th, 2014

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 31-year-old woman with substance-use disorder was admitted to this hospital because of fevers and chest pain. CT of the chest revealed multiple thick-walled nodular opacities throughout both lungs. Diagnostic tests were performed, and management decisions were made. Between 2007 and 2009 in the United States,… Read More…

Human Lung Stem Cells: A Breathtaking Discovery?

Posted by • May 11th, 2011

Stem cells are special cells that can self-renew and give rise to many different cell types.  Certain body parts, like the blood and intestine, are known to regenerate in adults from multipotent stem cell populations.  Other organs, like the lungs, traditionally have not been thought to possess such cells. In a paper published this week in… Read More…