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2011-05-16 15:10:04

Changes in the ability of lung cells to divide may play a role in initiating or prolonging lung tissue inflammation, a hallmark of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

2011-05-16 15:08:05

Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, can increase alertness and even improve quality of life for sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), even if their symptoms are minimal.

2011-05-16 14:22:23

The six-minute walking distance test (6MWD), a test that measures a patient's ability to tolerate exercise and physical activity, is an effective tool for understanding disease severity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

2011-05-16 14:21:04

Researchers in Baltimore have identified new compounds whichrelax airway muscles and may provide relief from shortness of breath for patients with COPD and asthma.

2011-05-16 14:19:50

Hospital patients with pneumonia may be at risk of experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, often with few or no warning signs.

2011-05-13 09:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune announced today it will present eight abstracts at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference in Denver, CO, May 13-18, 2011.

2011-05-12 07:00:00

DENVER, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oncimmune® LLC , maker of EarlyCDT(TM)-Lung, a simple blood test that aids physicians in the risk assessment and early detection of lung cancer, today announced that four poster presentations during the American Thoracic Society's (ATS) International Conference May 13 - 18 in Denver will collectively highlight the diagnostic and economic benefits of EarlyCDT-Lung.

2011-05-04 09:45:00

WESTMINSTER, Colo., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plato BioPharma, Inc. (PBI) and Gilead Sciences, Inc.


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