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2009-12-13 15:43:03

Scientists have discovered five genetic variants that are associated with the health of the human lung.

2009-12-02 15:00:04

The persistence of inflammation in the lungs of smokers and even ex-smokers creates an environment that encourages emphysema, a disease that makes breathing more and more difficult.

2009-11-04 12:15:05

Patients with early stage, non-small cell lung cancer who are not able to undergo surgery, now have a highly effective treatment option.

2009-11-02 09:44:03

Awareness of COPD—chronic obstructive pulmonary disease—continues to grow in the United States, according to national survey results released today by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.

2009-10-29 09:12:01

Inflammation still ravages the lungs of some smokers years after they quit the habit.

2009-10-28 22:16:04

Inflammation still ravages the lungs of some smokers years after they quit the habit.

2009-10-22 01:00:00

TOKYO, October 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sosei Group Corporation ("Sosei"; TSE Mothers Index: 4565), announces that the Phase III trials with NVA237, which commenced in June 2009, are proceeding to plan. Initiation of Phase III studies with QVA149 is now expected to occur during 2010.

2009-10-13 15:36:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and MIAMI, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Alpha-1 Foundation announced today that it has awarded two research grants to study how genetic variations in the alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) gene contribute to lung and liver damage in people with AAT deficiency.

2009-09-16 05:53:23

In a development that could lead to a novel approach to the treatment of a devastating lung disease, biochemists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston report they are the first to link the osteopontin (OPN) protein to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

2009-08-28 11:24:53

Researchers have developed an index scale to help physicians predict a patient’s risk of dying from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The ADO index can help physicians assess the severity of a patient’s illness to determine the appropriate level of treatment.


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Lung
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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