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2013-07-31 23:36:50

Surviving Mesothelioma Reports that a lower dose of the same technology often used to diagnose mesothelioma may be able to help identify other asbestos-related lung diseases. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Surviving Mesothelioma Reports that a lower dose of the same technology often used to diagnose mesothelioma may be able to help identify other asbestos-related lung diseases in people at risk for the deadly cancer. A new study in Canada tested the value of Low-Dose Computed...

Common Stem Cell In Development Of Heart And Lungs Explains Adaption For Life On Land
2013-07-23 09:39:06

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine The evolution of adaptations for life on land have long puzzled biologists -- are feathers descendents of dinosaur scales, how did arms and legs evolve from fins, and from what ancient fish organ did the lung evolve? Biologists have known that the co-development of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems is a recent evolutionary adaption to life outside of water, coupling the function of the heart with the gas exchange function of the lung....

2013-06-03 23:04:08

A rare disease can make a patient feel very alone -- just ask Kristen Wieneke of St. Franci, Wis. Meeting many others from around the country with the same lung disease has inspired her to plan a June 15 event to raise awareness and funds for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. St. Francis, WI (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 A rare disease can make a patient feel very alone — just ask Kristen Wieneke of St. Francis. Wieneke had been living with a life-threatening lung disease, pulmonary...

Almost Half Of COPD Diagnoses Are Wrong
2013-05-22 12:56:06

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study has found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is over-diagnosed among uninsured patients. Researchers found that over 40 percent of patients being treated for COPD at federally funded clinics did not actually have the disease. COPD is a progressive lung disease that leads to the loss of lung function and is primarily caused by smoking. The disease causes coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest...

2013-05-22 10:22:52

Research into genetic features of pulmonary fibrosis by physicians and scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine may lead to improved treatment of this deadly lung disease, according to a paper published online by JAMA. The study found that a particular genetic variation helps predict survival in some cases of pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic progressive disease with a median survival of three years. As a result of the study, researchers may want to consider including...

2013-05-22 10:19:08

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. Researchers looked at a fairly common variant of the gene for mucin-5B, a protein that is a component of the mucous produced by the bronchial tubes. While this variant of the MUC5B gene is...


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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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