Latest emphysema Stories

2010-06-11 09:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In just four months since its launch, DRIVE4COPD has already encouraged more than 100,000 people to be screened to see if they may be at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

2010-06-01 01:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. today announced that it has acquired RespiVert Ltd., a privately held drug discovery company focused on developing small-molecule, inhaled therapies for the treatment of pulmonary diseases.

2010-05-17 08:00:00

FREMONT, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the world leader in clinical development of RNAi-based therapeutics, announced today the publication of new insights on the role of its proprietary gene target, RTP801, in cigarette smoke-induced pulmonary injury and emphysema.

2010-04-06 12:04:35

CT scans can detect differences in lung blood flow patterns, which identify smokers most at risk of emphysema.

2010-03-18 12:33:08

Researchers in Australia have demonstrated that blocking a certain protein can reduce or prevent cigarette smoke-induced lung inflammation in mice.

2010-02-19 08:14:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ --The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) announced today that three pulmonary hypertension (PH) specialists began their eight-day "Path to a Cure" journey to the 19,341-foot summit of Mt.

2010-02-18 08:30:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood, sports and music stars brought the public along for the ride as they raced 6,000 miles in four days to find the millions of people who may be at risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which kills one person every four minutes.

2010-02-03 06:30:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A powerful group of entertainment, sports and healthcare organizations and celebrities have joined forces to screen millions of people who may be at risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), the nation's fourth leading cause of death.

2010-01-27 09:45:59

Possible drug targets identified to alleviate critical symptoms associated with emphysema.

2010-01-21 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Elevation Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new aerosol therapies for patients with respiratory diseases, announced today the closing of a $30 million tranched Series A financing.

Latest emphysema Reference Libraries

2013-01-01 15:53:59

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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