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2014-05-28 09:00:04

Helmholtz Zentrum München Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) working in cooperation with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Hospital and the Technische Universität München (TUM) have for the first time tested X-ray dark-field radiography on a living organism to diagnose lung disease. This enables highly detailed images of the lung to be produced. As the team reports in the Investigative Radiology, this method shows promise in detecting diseases such as pulmonary...

2014-05-15 23:06:12

Local Stem Cell Clinic Celebrates Anniversary with Hundreds of Patients Treated Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 On Tuesday, May 20, Lung Institute is celebrating the first anniversary of its Tampa location. As a leader in regenerative medicine, Lung Institute has provided over 250 treatments to lung disease patients who previously had no hope for better breathing and regaining quality of life. Lung Institute treats lung diseases including pulmonary fibrosis and chronic obstructive...

2014-05-13 08:31:14

CVS Caremark signs on as national presenting sponsor to raise awareness of the #1 cancer killer of women CHICAGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Lung Association, in partnership with national presenting sponsor, CVS Caremark, unveiled LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-05-08 08:33:40

Fully Rotatable and Ultra-Slim Bronchoscopes Designed to Extend Reach Within Tracheobronchial Tree CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions in Medical and Surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared, next-generation BF-P190 and BF-XP190 bronchoscopes for peripheral and small anatomy bronchoscopy....

2014-05-01 23:06:26

Electronic cigarette “vapors” are made of small particles containing chemicals that may cause or worsen acute respiratory diseases, including asthma and bronchitis, among youth, according to a new study by RTI International. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Electronic cigarette “vapors” are made of small particles containing chemicals that may cause or worsen acute respiratory diseases, including asthma and bronchitis, among youth, according to a new study by RTI...

2014-04-30 11:11:48

Specificity double that of PET scans, according to presentation at 94th AATS Annual Meeting Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine are using breath analysis to detect the presence of lung cancer. Preliminary data indicate that this promising noninvasive tool offers the sensitivity of PET scanning, and has almost twice the specificity of PET for distinguishing patients with benign lung disease from those with early stage cancer. Michael Bousamra II, MD, Associate...

2014-04-29 23:17:23

Law Firm Endorses Baylor College of Medicine's New Treatment Center Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Malignant mesothelioma, a type of cancer that affects the protective lining of several body cavities, is linked to exposure to asbestos. And pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of this very rare but very lethal disease. Recognizing this, Shrader & Associates, LLP, just announced new resources for compensation regarding this particular variant of mesothelioma. Although...

2014-04-24 23:02:54

American Lung Association in Washington & Aljoya Thornton Place Hold Respiratory Rally to Educate Residents, Friends & Neighbors about Caring for Those with Respiratory Challenges. Seattle (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Respiratory conditions are so common and wide reaching that nearly all of us are affected by one or more in our lifetime. As with many conditions, seniors and children are especially vulnerable to respiratory illness. On Saturday, May 3rd from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., the...

2014-04-23 23:08:57

For the fourth consecutive year, Austin-based Alen Corporation will have a significant presence at the American Lung Association’s (ALA) Fight for Air Climb, taking place April 26 at the Frost Bank Tower in downtown Austin, Texas. Alen, an air purifier company, says its involvement is just one way that it is working to bring awareness to the health issues associated with poor indoor air quality. Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The Fight for Air Climb’s purpose is to call attention...

2014-04-21 00:20:49

SAN DIEGO, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genoa Pharmaceuticals, the leader in inhaled medicines for pulmonary fibrosis, and collaborators Drs. Martin Kolb and Kjetil Ask at McMaster University announced today additional measured advantages of inhaled GP-101 (aerosol pirfenidone) in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Our results indicate that very small inhaled doses deliver oral-superior, but short-lived lung levels. To understand if this increased lung dose may...


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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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