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2012-07-25 09:33:05

In addition to the well-known risk factor of smoking, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) increases lung cancer risk. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research details one novel mechanism of this risk: long-term oxygen depletion stimulates signals that promote tumor growth. In addition, this early study — performed in animal models — shows that tumors fueled by these COPD-induced signals may be especially...

2012-05-29 23:00:54

Medical researchers need participants for studies in Salt Lake City that are exploring ways to treat heart disease, diabetes, gout, high blood pressure, emphysema and other afflictions. SALT LAKE CITY (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 A new website launched this month by Salt Lake City-based Optimum Clinical Research offers new ways for those suffering from diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and other health conditions to learn about medical studies under way in Utah. Study participants are...

2012-05-23 18:40:51

A tiny, resilient metal wire designed to gather and compress diseased lung tissue may offer relief to patients with severe heterogeneous emphysema, a subtype of the disease that involves specific, usually isolated areas of the lungs, according to the results of a multicenter international trial conducted in the Netherlands, Germany and France. The wire, called a lung volume reduction coil (LVRC), can be easily implanted and is designed to take the place of more invasive procedures used to...


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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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