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2009-02-24 13:32:56

Large-scale study supports potential role in boosting immune system, more research needed Vitamin D may be an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like the common cold, report investigators from the University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver) School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Children's Hospital Boston. In the largest and most nationally representative study of the association between vitamin D and respiratory infections, people with the lowest...

2009-02-11 11:05:13

U.S. researchers say cigarette smoke may result in the lung immune system attacking damaged tissue. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, found cigarette smoke setting off a molecular chain of events that activates a specific receptor -- NKG2D -- that spurs the immune system in a way that may lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, a narrowing of airways leading to breathing diseases such as emphysema. Our study is evidence that when the lungs are exposed...

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2009-02-10 12:57:55

Although the immune system is designed to protect the body from harm, it may actually worsen one of the most difficult-to-treat respiratory diseases: chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), according to new University of Cincinnati (UC) research. In a preclinical research study, UC environmental health scientists have identified a link between cigarette smoke and activation of a specific cellular receptor (NKG2D) critical to immune system activation. They say the finding is key to...

2009-02-09 10:57:35

University of Iowa researchers have made a connection between a rare, hereditary premature aging disease and cell damage that comes from smoking. Dr. Toru Nyunoya of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics said that the study found that a key protein that is lost in Werner syndrome is decreased in smokers with emphysema and this decrease harms lung cells that normally heal wounds. Smoking can accelerate the aging process and shorten the...

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2009-02-06 13:47:37

Results point to possible therapeutic targets for smoking-related diseases A University of Iowa study is apparently the first to make a connection between a rare, hereditary premature aging disease and cell damage that comes from smoking. The study results point to possible therapeutic targets for smoking-related diseases. The investigation found that a key protein that is lost in Werner's syndrome is decreased in smokers with emphysema, and this decrease harms lung cells that normally heal...

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2008-12-22 09:57:25

The author of an upcoming biography about Michael Jackson says the fading U.S. pop star needs a lung transplant. Britain's The Sun newspaper quoted Canadian scribe Ian Halperin as saying the eccentric, 50-year-old Thriller singer suffers from the rare genetic disorder Alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, which means he lacks a certain protein that protects his lungs. He needs a lung transplant, but may be too weak to go through with it. He also has emphysema and chronic gastrointestinal bleeding,...

2008-11-11 09:00:47

Kamada, a biopharmaceutical company, has signed a long-term supply agreement with a multi-national company for the raw material required to manufacture alpha-1-antitrypsin, the company's flagship product, which is administered intravenously or by inhalation. This agreement guarantees Kamada a steady supply of raw material that meets the international standards set by the FDA and European Medicines Agency. The suppliers are also required to meet the highest standards of production and...

2008-10-29 15:00:27

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from a Phase IIIb clinical trial demonstrate that Perforomist(TM) (formoterol fumarate) Inhalation Solution nebulized treatment provided prolonged bronchodilation and increased patient satisfaction compared to albuterol/ipratropium by metered-dose inhaler (MDI). These data were presented today in Philadelphia at CHEST 2008, the annual scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). Perforomist(TM) Solution was...

2008-10-29 15:00:10

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline announced today that data from a three-year study of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) found that the inhaled corticosteroid in Advair Diskus 250/50, fluticasone propionate, did not show an adverse effect on bone mineral density (BMD) measured at the lumbar spine and total hip compared to salmeterol alone. In this study, designed to show equivalent rate of change in BMD for Advair and salmeterol,...

2008-10-28 15:00:11

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline today announced findings from a cross-sectional study which showed that 26 percent of primary care patients 40 years of age and older with a history of smoking and symptoms of chronic bronchitis actually had airway obstruction consistent with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - yet were not diagnosed with the disease. The data also show that as age and smoking history increased the percent of patients with COPD...


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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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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