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Scientists created a 0.2 mm thick probe to examine damaged lung tissue

June 18, 2019

Lung diseases are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world. One of the…
Researchers find new drug targets for deadly lung disease

May 24, 2019

Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered two new drug targets to treat Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, or…
Researchers find window of opportunity for treatment of early cystic fibrosis lung infections

March 6, 2019

A new study, recently published in Nature Communications, has looked at infections in Danish youth with CF over…
Blood test shows promise for early detection of severe lung-transplant rejection

January 28, 2019

Researchers have developed a simple blood test that can detect when a newly transplanted lung is being rejected…
Scientists Discover, Deplete New Immune Cell and Halt Runaway Lung Scarring in Mice

January 16, 2019

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal condition that leaves lung tissue permanently scarred and leads to the…
Air pollution causes 4 million deaths per year and restricts children’s lung growth

November 16, 2018

The world is going urban. More and more people are moving to the cities and in the near…
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,…
‘Lung Backpack’ Could Give Young Patients Mobility and Time to Heal

October 26, 2018

On any given day in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units at University of Michigan C.S. Mott…
Devastating disease of the lung is a new research gift’s focus

July 18, 2018

The lungs are made up of some 30 to 40 different types of cells. “When you get sick,…
UPMC Hamot First in U.S. to Use Innovative Robotic Technology to Detect Lung Cancer Earlier

June 21, 2018

More than 90 percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer do not survive the disease, in part because…
Skin responsible for greater exposure to carcinogens in barbecue smoke than lungs

May 29, 2018

With summer coming, it’s only a matter of time before the smells and tastes of barbecued foods dominate…
Improving lung function in prematurely-born children

April 27, 2018

Born Early Breathe Easy (Bebe), is aiming to establish if lung problems which are common in babies born…
An Overlooked Cell Provides Clues About Lung Fibrosis

February 1, 2018

The cause of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is unknown, but a discovery from the lab of Anjelica Gonzalez…
Genetic lung disease’s molecular roots identified

January 30, 2018

Respiratory infections peak during the winter months, and most people recover within a few weeks. But for those…
Diets Rich in Fresh Fruits and Vegetables help Repair Lungs of Ex-Smokers

December 26, 2017

A new study conducted as part of the Ageing Lungs in European Cohorts project, led by Imperial College…
Genetic risk profile predicts survival for people with severe lung disease

September 21, 2017

An international Yale-led research team has shown that a risk profile based on 52 genes accurately predicts survival…
Ancient Enzyme Protects Lungs from Common Irritant Produced by Bugs and Mold

April 21, 2017

The beetle’s tough shell and the crab’s sturdy armor both owe their strength to a compound called chitin…
Lung probe that spots infections aims to cut antibiotic overuse

April 4, 2017

A new imaging tool that rapidly diagnoses bacterial lung infections could help prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics in…
The mechanism of mucus: Discovery could lead to better cystic fibrosis treatments

March 26, 2017

People with cystic fibrosis (CF) suffer repeated lung infections because their airway mucus is too thick and sticky…
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…
Inhaler study: How much medicine makes it to lungs?

March 1, 2017

Tens of millions of Americans with lung disease use metered-dose inhalers each day, and new studies by Rice…
Researchers discover link between aging, devastating lung disease

February 23, 2017

A Mayo Clinic study has shown evidence linking the biology of aging with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a disease…
Resveratrol may be an effective intervention for lung aging

February 22, 2017

In a study led by Barbara Driscoll, PhD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,…
Researchers use tiny 3-D spheres to combat tuberculosis

February 7, 2017

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new 3D system to study human infection in the…
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…
Calcium induces chronic lung infections

October 24, 2016

Researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland have discovered that calcium induces the switch from acute to…
Low-cost sensor for cystic fibrosis diagnosis based on citrate

September 21, 2016

Penn State biomaterials scientists have developed a new, inexpensive method for detecting salt concentrations in sweat or other…
Circulating immune cells as biomarkers for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

September 2, 2016

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), have discovered that…
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