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In the 20th century, COPD was considered a man's disease. Today, women account for more than half of all COPD deaths.
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Scientists from Columbia University Medical Center have reported they have successfully used human stem cells to create functional lung and airway cells.
Alveolar macrophage (AM) function plays a critical role in protecting the lungs from particulate matter inhalation by removing particulates from the airway and secreting elements that facilitate airway repair.
A new genome-wide association study of more than 6,000 people has identified seven new genetic regions associated with pulmonary fibrosis.
Researchers from Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering recently revealed that they have developed a “lung-on-a-chip” that mimics human diseases and could be the next step forward in terms of research.
Severe lung diseases are among the leading causes of death worldwide.
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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