TROY researcher leads team in developing new lung surfactant for premature babies

The researchers are aiming to replace Infasurf with a synthetic surfactant. (Image courtesy ONY Biotech)

The researchers are aiming to replace Infasurf with a synthetic surfactant. (Image courtesy ONY Biotech)

Troy University researcher Dr. Suzanne Farver Lukjan is the lead scientist on a team helping to develop a synthetic lung surfactant used to prevent and treat respiratory distress in premature babies. 

Surfactants are substances that decrease surface tension where liquids interface with other liquids, gases or solids. In addition to their use in medicines, they…

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TROY faculty on cutting edge of feeding tube research

Faculty members teamed with the Mayo Clinic for research indicating a change is coming in the products patients are fed.

Faculty members teamed with the Mayo Clinic for research indicating a change is coming in the products patients are fed.

Troy University faculty members from multiple departments are shedding new light on feeding techniques that could improve patient health.

Faculty members from TROY’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and School of Nursing have spent several years studying the effects of blended tube feeding — in other words, using…

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