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A paper recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine and co-written by physicians and scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine finds that an important genetic risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis can be used to identify individuals at risk for this deadly lung disease.
Understanding the impact asthma has on women and why it affects them more than men. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Asthma is a disease that affects
Pulmonary hypertension, a rare and serious lung disease once considered rapidly fatal, is now treatable with nine drugs all developed in the past 20 years.
Surviving Mesothelioma reports that researchers from among the world’s top cancer centers say they have developed a test capable of recognizing the molecular “fingerprint” of malignant pleural
Moms with the debilitating disease pulmonary hypertension (PH) are involved with their children and the kids' activities like other moms, though the physical demands of walking up stairs can
A new genome-wide association study of more than 6,000 people has identified seven new genetic regions associated with pulmonary fibrosis.
A new study looking at the genomes of more than 1,500 patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare and devastating lung disease, found multiple genetic associations with the disease, including one gene variant that was linked to an increase in the risk of death.
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.
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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