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How a wear-anywhere vest for COPD evolved

December 13, 2019

The original idea was an old one. An iron lung is a classic form of mechanical respirator that…
Exposure to air pollutants from power plants varies by race, income and geography

November 28, 2019

Many people take electricity for granted — the power to turn on light with the flip of a…
Crimped or straight? Lung fiber shape influences elasticity

October 29, 2019

Take a deep breath. Now exhale. Congratulations! You’ve just done something completely ordinary, yet so mysterious that scientists…
Study finds beta blockers ineffective in stopping COPD flare-ups

October 28, 2019

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which includes lung diseases such as emphysema and asthma, is the third leading cause of death…
Reducing antibiotic use

July 12, 2019

A simple finger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics for people with the lung condition…
Study funded by NIH supports optimal threshold for diagnosing COPD

June 26, 2019

A new study provides evidence to support a simple measurement for diagnosing clinically significant airflow obstruction, the key…
Steroid inhalers lower the risk of getting lung cancer?

May 30, 2019

Some people suffering from the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have to use steroid inhaler to keep their…
Non-invasive imaging technique valid for identifying small airway damage in COPD

March 19, 2019

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an inflammatory disease of the small airways in the lungs, affects 16 million…
Treat vitamin D deficiency to prevent deadly lung attacks

January 14, 2019

Vitamin D supplements have been found to reduce the risk of potentially fatal lung attacks in some chronic…
To Better Treat COPD, Scientists Look to Tailored Approaches for Deadly Lung Disease

November 14, 2018

Valerie Chang kept waking up breathless in the middle of the night. As a regular swimmer and non-smoker,…
Unusual lung structures may raise risk of pulmonary disease

February 12, 2018

The internal anatomy of our lungs is surprisingly variable, and some of those variations are associated with a…
New study offers insights on genetic indicators of COPD risk

January 17, 2018

Researchers have discovered that genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs could serve as indicators to help…
Study shows potential of stem cell therapy to repair lung damage

March 26, 2017

A new study has found that stem cell therapy can reduce lung inflammation in an animal model of…
Cigarette smoke curbs lung’s self-healing

March 3, 2017

Smoke from cigarettes blocks self-healing processes in the lungs and consequently can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease…
Robot to ensure oxygen supply to COPD patients

February 9, 2017

Innovation Fund Denmark has just granted DKK 7 million for the further development of a new robot that…
Sugar element of keratan sulfate halts the progress of emphysema

December 30, 2016

Using a mouse model, scientists from the RIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Center for Systems Chemical Biology and a…
COPD — what causes the lungs to lose their ability to heal?

December 19, 2016

Wnt of change in COPD research In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the patients’ lungs lose their ability…
For some COPD patients, portable oxygen treatment provides no benefit

October 30, 2016

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often receive portable oxygen therapy to help raise oxygen levels and…
About half of current or former smokers have respiratory symptoms similar to COPD

May 18, 2016

In a finding that could lead to better treatment of smoking-related lung diseases, a group of scientists from…
Amoebas reveals how human airway cells rally against cigarette smoke damage

December 14, 2015

An unexpected target for COPD, 3rd leading cause of US deaths Everyone knows that cigarette smoke is bad…
Age-related inflammatory processes facilitate development of COPD

June 17, 2015

Inflammatory processes in lung tissue play a crucial role in the development of COPD. The main cause is…
Study finds inhibitor for COPD lung destruction

May 5, 2015

Newly published observations in patients and experiments in mice provide evidence that cigarette smoke reduces expression of the…
Scientists discover asthma’s potential root cause

April 24, 2015

A team of scientists have for the first time identified the potential root cause of asthma and an…
Study sheds new light on asthma, COPD

March 18, 2015

In diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the body produces too much mucus, making…
Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Combat COPD?

January 29, 2015

The National Institutes of Health awarded $1.6 million to Rochester researchers to study a group of compounds derived…
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