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2014-07-28 13:25:26

University of Manchester Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered why medication to treat asthma and pneumonia can become ineffective. The findings, published in Nature Medicine, show that drugs widely used to treat lung diseases work with the body clock. In the UK pneumonia, which is caused by an infection, affects around 1 in 1000 adults each year and is more serious for babies, young children, the elderly, smokers and those with an underlying health condition....

2014-03-08 23:01:47

Topseniorlifeinsurance.com (http://topseniorlifeinsurance.com) announces a new blog, “Pneumonia and lung cancer: how dangerous it is?” (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 Topseniorlifeinsurance.com has released a blog explaining how to find life insurance for people who have lung diseases! People who have lung diseases should purchase a life insurance policy as soon as possible. They can now purchase life insurance without having to take medical examinations. No medical exam life insurance plans...

2012-04-05 21:25:00

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have derived a population of pure lung and thyroid progenitor cells in vitro that successfully mimic the developmental milestones of lung and thyroid tissue formation. The research, which will be published in the April 6 edition of the journal Cell Stem Cell, identifies factors necessary for embryonic stem cells to differentiate into lung progenitor cells and provides key information about how the...

2011-09-26 11:22:16

Findings offer hope for better prevention and treatment for lung diseases Scientists have for the first time discovered sixteen new sections of the genetic code that relate to lung health -- opening up the possibility for better prevention as well as treatment for lung diseases. An international consortium of 175 scientists from 126 centres in Europe, the USA and Australia identified genetic variants associated with the health of the human lung. Their discovery sheds new light on the...

2011-07-13 22:45:00

Desert climate, chemical warfare, water-pipe smoking contribute to lung diseases Lung diseases in the Middle East range from the centuries-old pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) to modern manifestations caused by chemical warfare. A new paper now available in Respirology, a journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, provides pulmonologists and patients with the first comprehensive review of respiratory illnesses specific to the Persian Gulf region, and the challenges in treating them. This...

2011-03-01 07:17:00

IRVINE, Calif., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Uptake Medical® Corp., a developer of medical technologies for the non-surgical treatment of lung diseases including emphysema, announced today that Scott Huennekens, President and CEO of Volcano Corporation, (Nasdaq: VOLC) has joined the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Huennekens has served as President, CEO and Director of Volcano since April 2002. He led the company from a pre-revenue start-up to its IPO in 2006 and its...

2010-11-01 07:06:00

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Uptake Medical Corp., a developer of medical technologies for the nonsurgical treatment of lung diseases including emphysema, announced today that Dr. Steven Kesten will join the company as its vice president and chief medical officer effective November 3, 2010. Dr. Kesten joins Uptake Medical with over 20 years experience in pulmonary medicine including academic research and clinical leadership in the pulmonary industry. He served at...

2010-10-28 15:16:39

A team of researchers from Boston University's Center for Regenerative Medicine and the Pulmonary Center have generated 100 new lines of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) from individuals with lung diseases, including cystic fibrosis and emphysema. The new stem cell lines could possibly lead to new treatments for these debilitating diseases. The findings, which appear in the current issue of Stem Cells, demonstrate the first time lung disease-specific iPSC have been created in a...

2009-12-14 14:04:15

A new study involving data from more than 20,000 individuals has uncovered several DNA sequences linked to impaired pulmonary function. The research, an analysis that combined the results of several smaller studies, provides insight into the mechanisms involved in reaching full lung capacity. The findings may ultimately lead to better understanding of lung function and diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United...

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2009-12-13 15:43:03

New genetics study by consortium led by universities of Leicester and Nottingham Scientists have discovered five genetic variants that are associated with the health of the human lung. The research by an international consortium of 96 scientists from 63 centers in Europe and Australia sheds new light on the molecular basis of lung diseases. The new findings provide hope for better treatment for lung diseases like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma. In the past it has been...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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