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2012-10-08 14:03:34

CT scan technique developed at U-M can differentiate types of lung damage A new approach to lung scanning could improve the diagnosis and treatment of a lung disease that affects approximately 24 million Americans and is the country's third-highest cause of death. In a new paper published online in Nature Medicine, a team from the University of Michigan Medical School reports on a technique called parametric response mapping, or PRM. They used PRM to analyze computed tomography, or CT,...

Three-dimensional Mammal Lung Created
2012-10-02 15:58:56

Researchers create model of mysterious region Amidst the extraordinarily dense network of pathways in a mammal lung is a common destination. There, any road leads to a cul-de-sac of sorts called the pulmonary acinus. This place looks like a bunch of grapes attached to a stem (acinus means “berry” in Latin). Scientists have struggled to understand more specifically what happens in this microscopic, labyrinthine intersection of alleys and dead ends. To find out, a research...

2012-09-18 22:18:23

Need for long and short term palliative care strategies to cope with this trend, say authors Cancer and chronic disease account for almost half of gradual deaths in European Union countries, suggests research published online in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. While there are variations in the absolute numbers across all 27 European Union (EU) countries, the figures suggest a need for both long and short term palliative care strategies to accommodate this trend, say the authors....

Asthma Cause Discovery Could Help In Prevention, Treatment Of The Lung Disease
2012-09-10 12:35:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of American researchers has discovered a major cause of asthma that could lead to effective prevention and treatment of the disease. According to their recent report in the journal Nature Medicine, the team of immunologists and pediatricians found that a viral infection in newborns leads to the impairment of regulatory aspects of the immune system, increasing the risk of asthma later in life. In their experiment, researchers...

2012-07-09 23:03:24

Monitoring lung function with Spiro PD personal spirometer has been decreasing direct and indirect healthcare costs associated with chronic lung disease. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 On Thursday, June 28th, The U.S. Supreme Court declared the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act constitutional. Healthcare costs are on the rise. It is now more important than ever to find ways to reduce expenses associated with healthcare. Spiro PD personal spirometer has been decreasing direct...


Latest respiratory disease Reference Libraries

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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