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A protein critical to development appears to have a grave impact on lungs exposed to smoking and air pollution, researchers report.
By studying mice exposed to tobacco smoke for a period of months, researchers have new insight into how emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) develops.
Using computed tomography (CT), researchers have identified two types of structural changes in the lungs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that are associated with frequent exacerbations, or episodes when symptoms suddenly worsen.
Telomeres, the body's own cellular clocks, may be a crucial factor underlying the development of emphysema, according to research from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Martin Garcia-Bunuel, deputy director of the Managed Care Clinical Center at the VA Maryland Health Care System, offers some tips for people with lung disease to breathe easier in summer.
SILVER SPRING, Md., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.
The lung is a vital organ that is a part of the respiratory system. Generally a person has two lungs; however, the body can function with only one. The lung’s main function is to move oxygen and carbon dioxide into and out of the bloodstream through gas exchange. The lungs are located lateral to the heart in the thoracic cavity. Each lung has a tip called the apex, which is superior in the body. The bases of the lungs rest on the diaphragm. They appear to be spongy due to their bundles of...