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2014-04-21 00:20:49

SAN DIEGO, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genoa Pharmaceuticals, the leader in inhaled medicines for pulmonary fibrosis, and collaborators Drs. Martin Kolb and Kjetil Ask at McMaster University announced today additional measured advantages of inhaled GP-101 (aerosol pirfenidone) in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Our results indicate that very small inhaled doses deliver oral-superior, but short-lived lung levels. To understand if this increased lung dose may...

2013-04-12 13:09:16

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have pinpointed a genetic signature for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from airway cells harvested utilizing a minimally invasive procedure. The findings provide a novel way to study COPD and could lead to new treatments and ways to monitor patient's response to those treatments. The study is published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

2012-08-09 10:34:38

Tai Chi can be used as an effective form of exercise therapy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new findings. The research, which was published online today (XX August 2012) ahead of print in the European Respiratory Journal, suggests that this form of exercise can improve exercise capacity and quality of life in people with COPD and may be as beneficial as pulmonary rehabilitation. It is well known that moderate forms of exercise can help COPD...

2012-07-07 23:01:29

Diagnostics Research Group has spent the past year working with pharmaceutical companies to find new treatments for asthma. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 07, 2012 Diagnostics Research Group, an independent site for pharmaceutical and device research, is working with pharmaceutical companies to assess asthma medications currently not available to the public in an effort to find treatments for this life-long respiratory disease. This past year, Diagnostics Research Group evaluated more than...

2010-05-03 16:20:00

Novel Procedure for Long Lasting Control of Severe Asthma ARLINGTON, Va., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virginia Hospital Center announced today that it will be the first Hospital in the United States to offer a new procedure for severe asthma patients known as bronchial thermoplasty. The Alair® Bronchial Thermoplasty System was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Patients who are 18 years and older and suffer from severe persistent...

2009-06-15 16:40:39

Scientists from King's College London and Imperial College London believe they have discovered a key element in the development of chronic asthma. Their research has been published in a new paper in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences to explain why the structure and function of asthmatic airways are changed or ''remodelled'' and how this contributes to chronic asthma.Remodelling occurs when the small airways in the lungs of people change gradually with time as their...

2008-09-22 18:00:12

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Icagen, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICGN) reported today, at the 15th International Inflammation Research Association Conference in Chantilly, Virginia, results from a preclinical study demonstrating effects of senicapoc in isolated human lung mast cells. Senicapoc, the Company's novel orally available small molecule inhibitor of the KCa3.1 potassium ion channel, was shown to potently block KCa3.1 potassium currents in isolated human lung mast...

2008-07-23 09:00:21

MONTREAL--(Marketwire - July 23, 2008) - TOPIGEN Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specialized in developing products for respiratory disorders, today announced the completion of patient enrollment in a Phase II safety and efficacy study in asthma with one of its lead product candidates, TPI ASM8. The current clinical study builds on prior efficacy and safety data in a three-day study of TPI ASM8 in an allergen challenge model. TPI ASM8 is a novel, inhaled,...

2007-03-27 06:00:13

By Forsythe, Paul; Inman, Mark D; Bienenstock, John Rationale: Clinical trials have demonstrated that probiotics may be effective in the treatment and prevention of atopic disease in children but there have been few reports of therapeutic effects of oral probiotics outside the gastrointestinal tract. Objectives: We investigated the effect of two probiotic organisms on the response to antigen challenge in a mouse model of allergic airway inflammation. Methods: We used an...

2005-10-07 14:48:24

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An education program designed for Latino asthma sufferers has shown promise for improving patients' asthma control and quality of life, according to researchers. Their study, of 198 asthmatic adults living in a predominately Hispanic area of New York City, found that a "culturally directed" asthma education program helped cut hospital visits for asthma attacks and lessen the burden the lung disease put on patients' lives. The findings are...


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