Germ-free lungs of newborn mice are partially protected against hyperoxia

A novel newborn mouse model probes the effect of high oxygen concentration, or hyperoxia, on lung development of pups that are germ-free — with no microbes in their lungs. The model will show how different types of microbes that colonize human lungs at birth protect or make an infant more susceptible to life-threatening bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Premature Infant Heads to Home State after Spending More Than a Year in Unique NICU for Babies with Lung Disease

In a unique, hybrid model of care that includes both intensive care and a focus on neurodevelopment, the care team in the Comprehensive Center for bronchopulmonary dysplasia also addresses the medical, nutritional, developmental and social needs of patients diagnosed with severe BPD.