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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...

2014-04-18 23:00:53

Free Event Will Educate and Empower Those with Chronic Lung Disease and Their Families Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 On May 8, the American Lung Association in Hawaii will host a Respiratory Rally patient education event at Hawaii Kai Independent and Assisted Living Community, 428 Kawaihae Street in Honolulu, from 9:00am-2:30pm. The day will feature educational sessions, inspirational messages, and exhibits. Workshop topics will include Lung Health 101, vog and lung health, asthma...

2014-03-28 12:22:00

DUBLIN, Mar. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8gxjqj/investigation ) has announced the addition of the "Investigation Report on China's Tiotropium Bromide Market, 2009-2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) As the air becomes more contaminated, incidence of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases also increases. Consequently, more market space is provided for relevant drug...

2014-03-14 23:01:56

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association St. Louis Support Group will be hosting a trivia night on March 28 to raise money for research and to create awareness about a life-threatening lung disease, pulmonary hypertension. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The Pulmonary Hypertension Association St. Louis Support Group will be hosting a trivia night on March 28 to raise money for research and to create awareness about pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension is a chronic and...

2014-03-12 23:22:37

Company Focused on Pleural Cavity Fluid Drainage without Surgery has NIH Awards of $12.8 Million. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), is pleased today to announce the admittance of Lung Therapeutics Inc. to its Bio/Health Sciences Portfolio. Lung Therapeutics Inc.’s lead drug candidate, LT1-01, will allow for effective fluid drainage of the lung cavity, a rare consequence of...


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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call-note
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