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2012-01-12 14:46:41

Discovery may lead to new ways to replace damaged lung tissues with stem cells Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene that tells cells to develop multiple cilia, tiny hair-like structures that move fluids through the lungs and brain. The finding may help scientists generate new therapies that use stem cells to replace damaged tissues in the lung and other organs. "Cells with multiple cilia play a number of important roles, including moving fluids...

2011-10-12 13:28:20

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that cigarette smoke interferes with the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator protein, leading to dry, sticky mucus and increased infections If you smoke cigarettes, you have more in common with someone who has cystic fibrosis than you think. A new research report appearing online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) shows that smoking cigarettes affects the lungs in a way that is very similar to cystic fibrosis, a life...

2011-07-24 00:02:02

Homeopathy and SinusWars come to aid in the fight against Sinus Headaches. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2011 The new SinusWars9 puts an end to the debilitating symptoms of sinus congestion, pain and headaches. Headaches are one of the most uncomfortable symptoms a person can have. Whether they are sharp, shooting, throbbing or aching, they cause great discomfort, hampering a person from getting on with their day to day life. Conventional medication may fail to work and leave the sufferer...

2011-07-23 00:00:41

The SinusWars team has found the answer to Nasal Congestion with Age-Old Ingredients New York, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 SinusWars10 is a combination of homeopathic ingredients that work to complement each other in the battle against nasal congestion. Much research has been done on one of the ingredients and it is worth a special mention. The chilli pepper where Capsicum originates from is a fascinating ingredient. Some interesting facts say that magical herbalism appropriates the god of war...

2011-07-01 00:11:35

Inhale deeply for the first time in months and feel refreshed and alive again New York, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Wax on. Wax off. Breathe in. Breathe out. We all witnessed the extraordinary power that the right breathing technique gave to the Karate Kid. You cannot however alter your technique of breathing when you can't breathe normally in the first place. Breath is the energy of life. Some cultures call it Prana; others call it Chi. This energy allows us to function and allows every cell...

2011-05-02 13:18:33

Video games controlled by the player's breath can encourage youths with cystic fibrosis to use techniques that can help keep their airways clearer, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 30, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver. Cystic fibrosis, one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults, causes mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive tract. To clear mucus from the airways, patients must do breathing exhalation...

2011-03-16 23:58:19

Measuring the mechanical strength of cancer cell mucus layers provides clues about better ways to treat cancer, and also suggests why some cancer cells are more resistant to drugs than others, according to Kai-tak Wan, associate professor of engineering at Northeastern University, Boston, Mass. According to Wan, healthy tissues naturally secrete mucus to protect against infection. Cancer cells, however, produce far more mucus than healthy cells. Mucus consists of protein "stalks" attached to...

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2011-03-08 09:25:26

A research study in which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is participating has found evidence that suggests that the key to locomotion in snails stems from the animal's complex muscle movements, and not from its mucus, as had been previously thought. This finding could open the door to the construction of robots which could imitate this form of propulsion. The main aim of this study, carried out in collaboration with the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and Stanford...


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Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

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