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Latest Alveolar macrophage Stories

2013-06-14 12:27:42

-Alveolar macrophage (AM) function plays a critical role in protecting the lungs by removing particulates. -Chronic drinking causes persistent oxidative stress in the lungs, leading to impaired AM function. -A new rodent study shows that chronic drinking appears to intensify lung damage caused by particulate matter. Alveolar macrophage (AM) function plays a critical role in protecting the lungs from particulate matter inhalation by removing particulates from the airway and secreting...

2010-11-01 23:14:39

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed a novel technology using quantum dots that is expected to have major implications for research and treatment of tuberculosis, as well as other inflammatory lung diseases. A paper appearing online in Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine as an article-in-press describes specific delivery of a chemotherapeutic drug to specific cells in the lung, particularly the alveolar white cell, without causing acute inflammation. Quantum...

2010-07-29 15:28:20

Researcher discovers existing drugs can potentially target the disease's ability to spread Often causing no symptoms in carriers of the disease, worldwide tuberculosis (TB) infects eight to ten million people every year, kills two million, and it is highly contagious as it is spread through coughing and sneezing. "It's a global health disaster waiting to happen, even here in Canada, but this new paradigm in TB research may offer an immediate opportunity to improve vaccination and treatment...


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