And, as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding the lungs has become more important than ever. So how can we have resilient lungs? The MUHC Foundation speaks with Dr. Benjamin Smith.
(Time on Podcast: 11:55) Why do some develop lung diseases and others not? Why are some people more susceptible to lung infections? Dr. Ben Smith discusses how lung diseases are a persistent problem throughout the world. He describes his research and how it is focused on “resilient lungs”. If we look at people who don’t develop disease, we actually notice some interesting patterns. Using advances start of the art imaging, they found there is a lot of variation in the branching and structure of peoples’ lungs. Listen to the podcase to learn about why some people have “resilient lungs”, and what research is teaching us about lung diseases.
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Together, we can make a difference. The MUHC Foundation’s Health Matters. May 16, 2021