Infecting lung patients for a good cause

Press/Media: ResearchPopular


Researcher Barbro Melgert of the RUG and her colleague René Lutter from the AMC Amsterdam are deliberately infecting thirty people with COPD and asthma with a mild variant of the common cold. The result with these people will be a minor lung attack, but for Melgert and Lutter this is an essential step in their research on lung attacks.

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  • exacerbation
  • macrophages
  • asthma
  • COPD
  • oxidative stress