Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Early Life Elements

What are the early life elements that contribute to the development of chronic lung disease? Strategies need to be developed for treatment/prevention of these elements.

Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? Compelling Question (CQ)

Details on the impact of addressing this CQ or CC

Neonatal and early life events can be essential elements for risk of development of chronic lung disease developing after age 40. Prevention of late life chronic lung disease may require that action takes place during the neonatal and childhood periods.

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC

Early life and late life events can be readily studied; however, integrating cause and effect relationships between the two is challenging due to the multiple decades of time separating these events.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea James Crapo

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Idea No. 395