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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.

2010-01-20 18:25:17

Sponsored by the NHLBI, study shows that COPD, even when mild, limits heart function.

2010-01-20 18:17:09

A common lung condition, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) diminishes the heart's ability to pump effectively even when the disease has no or mild symptoms, according to research published in the Jan. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

2009-12-28 13:32:05

Children regularly exposed to tobacco smoke at home were more likely to develop early emphysema in adulthood.

2009-12-17 15:57:21

Researchers have discovered evidence that suggests a genetic variant may be associated with better preserved lung function among children with asthma and adults who smoke, according to a new study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), which is part of the National Institutes of Health.

2009-12-15 23:58:59

Dendritic cell changes suggest new strategy to identify and treat debilitating lung disease.

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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.


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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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