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With cellular blueprint for lungs, Yale researchers look ahead to organ regeneration

December 5, 2019

Using sophisticated screening across animal species, researchers at Yale have created a cellular blueprint of the human lung…
Study provides insights into how fibrosis progresses in the human lung

November 15, 2019

A Yale-led collaborative study boosts scientific understanding of how the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) progresses, providing…
Scientists Search for Causes of Vaping-Related Illnesses and Deaths

November 14, 2019

Rutgers University‒Camden researchers are leading an effort to find out what may be causing young people to become sick…
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…
Drug reduces risk of pneumonia in newborn mice

October 16, 2019

The underdeveloped lungs and immune systems of premature babies put them at high risk of potentially deadly pneumonia.…
Immunologists identify T cell homing beacons for lungs

September 30, 2019

Scientists have identified a pair of molecules critical for T cells, part of the immune system, to travel…
Patients could stop breathing for a while to make radiation therapy more accurate

September 29, 2019

Radiation therapy can be a very effective way to treat cancer – tumour are zapped with a very…
First marker for mysterious vaping illness identified

September 19, 2019

Doctors have identified a previously unrecognized characteristic of the vaping-related respiratory illness that has been emerging in clusters across the U.S. in recent months. Within the lungs of…
Artificial Intelligence That Reads Chest X-Rays Is Approved by FDA

September 13, 2019

New artificial intelligence-powered technology may soon help reduce delays in diagnosing a collapsed lung, or pneumothorax, which is…
Electric hookahs, like those pictured above, may reduce some toxicants but increase others. Vaping and using e-cigarettes have become very popular in recent years, but users should be aware of known risks and potential dangers. Electronic nicotine delivery systems use noncombustible tobacco products and typically contain nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. (U.S. DoD file photo, Public Domain)
First maker for mysterious vaping illness identified

September 9, 2019

Doctors have identified a previously unrecognized characteristic of the vaping-related respiratory illness that has been emerging in clusters across the U.S. in recent months. Within the lungs of…
Lung cell transplant boosts healing after the flu

August 22, 2019

Some cases of the flu are so severe they cause lasting injury to the lungs. New research from…
Study shows surprising trends for a serious lung condition

August 14, 2019

Pulmonary embolism is a potentially life-threatening condition, in which blood clots migrate to arteries in the lungs, with…
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…
A bad bout of flu triggers ‘taste bud cells’ to grow in the lungs

April 2, 2019

Most people who weather an infection with influenza fully recover after a week or two. But for some,…
Computer simulators show how to reduce damage to lungs of children in intensive care

February 20, 2019

Changing the ventilation settings for children on life support can reduce the risk of damage to their lungs,…
Discovery could help improve cystic fibrosis treatment

February 4, 2019

Researchers exploring the effects of a long-standing treatment for cystic fibrosis have discovered a potential new target for…
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…
Researchers develop new tuberculosis treatment

January 9, 2019

Researchers from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), St James Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, and Imperial College London…
Uranium in mine dust could dissolve in human lungs

December 11, 2018

New Mexico contains hundreds of historic uranium mines. Although active uranium mining in the state has ceased, rates…
‘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…
Lung inflammation from childhood asthma linked with later anxiety

September 26, 2018

Persistent lung inflammation may be one possible explanation for why having asthma during childhood increases your risk for…
Vaping is not harmless – scientists showed that e-cigarette vapour can disable key immune cells in the lung

August 15, 2018

E-cigarettes have been recommended many times as a better alternative to traditional cigarettes. In fact, there were several…
New Lung Cell Type Discovered

August 6, 2018

In separate studies published online in Nature, two independent research teams report the discovery of a new, rare type…
Technique May Improve Lung Delivery of Bacteria-Killing Phage

July 17, 2018

A new delivery system for bacteriophages—viruses that selectively attack harmful bacteria—could help give doctors a new way to…
Study finds bacteria adapted to the lungs are easier to kill with antibiotics

July 10, 2018

A new study published today in Nature Communications, led by scientists at the University of Liverpool in collaboration with…
Potentially lethal chronic coughing disease could be caused by malfunctioning immune cells

June 29, 2018

Chronic coughing disease is exactly what it sounds – it causes persistent coughing. Although it may sound like…
How the power of mathematics can help assess lung function

May 11, 2018

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new computational way of analysing X-ray images of lungs,…
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…
Activity of two genes able to predict active tuberculosis

April 19, 2018

The closer the contact someone has with individuals with tuberculosis, the more likely they are to become infected…
New Study Identifies Effective Treatments for Persistent Asthma

March 20, 2018

When it comes to treating teens and adults with persistent asthma, using a single corticosteroid and long-acting bronchodilator…
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