Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine (34 News)

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...

Having The Right Bacteria For The Right Compound To Get Benefits!

Sep 12, 2017 11:00 am
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Microbes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system. Now, a new study shows that a part...

Killing Bacteria With Light Just Like Vampires!

Aug 30, 2017 11:00 am
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On July 24 Vanderbilt scientist Eric Skaar, Ph.D., MPH, summarized his group's latest paper in a tweet: "If S. aureus is going to drink our b...

The Gene That Make Children More Prone to Be Sick!

Aug 28, 2017 5:00 pm
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Researchers funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) have discovered mutations that worsen respiratory infections among children. Their ...

New clues found to common respiratory virus

Jul 3, 2017 11:00 am
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By age 2, most children have been infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which usually causes only mild cold symptoms. But people with weake...

What Changed the Bad Reputation of Tick Among Scientists?

Jun 28, 2017 7:00 pm
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The bloodsucking parasites that carry Lyme disease may also be the key to new anti-inflammatory drugs that could prevent cardiac failures. Ticks ar...

Finally! Gaining Independence from Fungi in the Antibiotics Production Sector

Jun 27, 2017 2:00 pm
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Yale University scientists have developed a novel chemical process that may lead to the creation of a new class of antibiotics. The discovery comes...

New Technology For Safe and Effective Dissolving of Blood Clots

Jun 26, 2017 11:00 am
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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a deep vein, usually the lower leg or thigh. This condition is dangerous because the blood clots can bec...

Fastest Flu Detector Ever

Jun 14, 2017 7:00 pm
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Scientists have built a novel biosensor for the rapid detection of human influenza A virus using a modified poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) conducti...


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