Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine (42 News)

Japanese Patients with ANCA-Associated Vasculitis Are Genetically Predisposed to Interstitial Lung Disease

Mar 23, 2019 2:00 pm
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Many diseases show major differences in their prevalence from one country to another, but it is often unclear whether this is due to lifestyle and ...

Mutations in Antibodies May Heightened the Risk of Allergic Diseases in Children

Mar 12, 2019 3:00 pm
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A team of researchers from Stanford University, the University of Cincinnati, Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Garvan Institute of Me...

Researchers Identify Proteins That Control Mucous Production

Feb 14, 2019 1:00 pm
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New research reveals how healthy cells in our bodies produce mucins – the main component of mucous, which protects our intestine and airw...

Basophils Seem to Be an Important Trigger of Emphysema in COPD

Feb 14, 2019 12:00 pm
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Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) researchers have shown in mice that immune cells called basophils act to trigger a cascade of immune...

Lung Tumors Exploit Bacteria to Promote Their Own Survival

Feb 10, 2019 12:00 pm
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MIT cancer biologists have discovered a new mechanism that lung tumors exploit to promote their own survival: These tumors alter bacterial populati...

Scientists Discover a New Genetic Variant Associated with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Jan 30, 2019 3:00 pm
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An international collaboration including Javier Belda, professor of surgery at the University of Valencia, has reported a new genetic variant assoc...

A Novel New Way to Treat Asthma

Sep 16, 2018 12:00 pm
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An invisible particle enters your lungs. The next thing you know breathing becomes difficult. You are having as asthma attack. Asthma is one of the mo...

Researchers Have Identified a Genetic Bio-markers to Test Asthma Simply & Accurately

Jun 20, 2018 8:00 pm
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Mount Sinai researchers have identified a genetic biomarker of asthma that can be tested for using a simple nasal brush and basic follow-up data an...

Study Identifies New Molecular Target For Treating The Deadly Lung Disease "IPF"

May 2, 2018 12:00 pm
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Scientists searching for a therapy to stop the deadly and mostly untreatable lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), found a new molecular ...

Genes That Dictate Our Susceptibility To Develop Allergies

Apr 21, 2018 9:00 am
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Whether or not you develop an allergy is largely dependent upon genetic factors. This is the main finding of a study recently published in EBioMedicin...

Increasing Rate Of Whooping Cough New Cases

Apr 19, 2018 9:00 am
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Pertussis, or whooping cough, is back, and it’s at least partly because individuals who were vaccinated in the early days of the whooping cough ...

The Tantalising Relationship Between Obesity & Asthma

Feb 22, 2018 4:00 pm
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What comes first? Do asthma sufferers put on weight because they are less active, or do they develop asthma because they are overweight, move around l...

The Black Lung Disease Is Back Again

Feb 17, 2018 1:00 pm
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An epidemic of severe and rapidly progressive black lung disease is emerging among coal miners in Appalachia. Case counts from just three clinics in t...

Gentic Roots May Lie Behind Recurrent Lung's Diseases

Jan 28, 2018 10:00 am
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Respiratory infections peak during the winter months, and most people recover within a few weeks. But for those with a rare genetic lung disease, the ...

Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Rooted In Genetics, Influenced By Lifestyle

Jan 22, 2018 3:35 pm
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Researchers have discovered that genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs could serve as indicators to help identify people who have low, but st...

Alternative Approach That Could Reduce Bacterial Infection In People With Lung Disease

Jan 8, 2018 1:00 pm
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People with the lung disease COPD have higher levels of glucose in their airways, researchers have shown for the first time. An estimated 1.2 milli...

Preterm Infants Have A High Death Risk During Sleeping

Dec 25, 2017 8:00 pm
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Infants born preterm have significantly lower nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal volumes, compared with newborn peers carried to full term, and those lo...

Genetic Factors That Affect Acquired Laryngotracheal Stenosis & Wound Healing

Nov 27, 2017 3:30 pm
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Endotracheal intubation, in which a tube is inserted through the voice box (larynx) into the windpipe, and tracheotomy, in which surgery is undertaken...

Beta Blockers Treat Debilitating Lung Disease

Sep 20, 2017 2:00 pm
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There are two sides to heart disease, literally corresponding to the two sides of the heart, left and right. There are drugs prescribed to treat left-...

Bacteria Stimulate Sweet Taste Receptors to Evade Immunity!

Sep 13, 2017 5:30 pm
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A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found that a certain type of bacteria produces compounds that cause swee...


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