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Researchers have linked a variant in the vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) with the onset of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Caucasian men.
Researchers looking to treat emphysema and other diseases believe they have discovered stem cells in the lung that can make a wide variety of the organâ€™s tissues.
Transplanting cells from healthy adult livers may work in treating a genetic liver-lung disorder that affects millions of people worldwide.
TOKYO, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Data From the Novartis Pivotal GLOW1 Study Show Once-Daily NVA237 met its Primary Endpoint, Demonstrating Superior Bronchodilation (Trough FEV) Relative to Placebo (p<0.001) at 12 Weeks - NVA237 Significantly Improved Lung Function While Demonstrating a Good Safety Profile in Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - Detailed Results to be Presented at a Scientific Congress in H2 2011...
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed a non-steroid based strategy for improving the lung's innate immune defense and decreasing inflammation that can be a problem for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Emphysema, an untreatable lung disease, and a significant cause of disability and death in the United States, will soon be detected early among smokers before symptoms appear.
Smokers with interstitial lung abnormalities on high-resolution CT show both reduced total lung capacity and a lesser amount of emphysema, compared with those who didnâ€™t have interstitial lung abnormalities.
Monitoring blood for tiny particles released by cells lining the lungs may help clinicians diagnose emphysema in its earliest stages.
During a regular annual physical exam, blood is usually drawn to check the health of a person's heart, kidneys and liver.
A team of researchers at Brigham and Womenâ€™s Hospital (BWH) have found that approximately one out of every twelve adult smokers have abnormal lung densities present on chest computed tomography (CT) images suggestive of interstitial lung disease which is associated with substantial reductions in lung volumes.
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...
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