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

Credit: University of Alabama at Birmingham Charitharth Vivek Lal, M.D., and University of Alabama at Birmingham colleagues have used a novel and first-of-its-kind newborn mouse model to study the effect of high oxygen concentrations, or hyperoxia, on lung development of newborn mice that are germ-free—meaning no microbes colonizing their lungs. …

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