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2013-05-03 23:15:43

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 cause them to pass out. Their parenting experiences make them everyday heroes, especially on Mother's Day. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Parenting is stressful. Errands, school, kids' activities, meals–it´s enough to make any mother feel a little winded by life. Mothers with a rare...

2013-04-22 14:13:20

A new genome-wide association study of more than 6,000 people has identified seven new genetic regions associated with pulmonary fibrosis. In findings published online in Nature Genetics on April 14, 2013, researchers at National Jewish Health, the University of Colorado and several other institutions found a number of genes associated with host defense, cell-cell adhesion and DNA repair, which provide clues to possible mechanisms underlying this currently untreatable disease. "This...

2013-04-17 14:57:03

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. The study, released early online in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, showed that a variant in a gene called TOLLIP was associated with an increased mortality risk. That variant resulted in decreased expression of TOLLIP in...

2013-04-12 13:09:16

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. The findings provide a novel way to study COPD and could lead to new treatments and ways to monitor patient's response to those treatments. The study is published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

2013-04-08 23:00:39

The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center is attempting to alert all diagnosed victims of lung cancer, who were exposed to asbestos while serving in the US Navy, because there could be significant financial compensation available for these individuals. For more information victims of lung cancer, or their family members are encouraged to contact the Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center at 866-714-6466. http://LungCancerAsbestosVictimsCenter.Com (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 The Lung Cancer Asbestos...

2013-04-01 23:01:12

New program offers hope to people with Chronic Respiratory Diseases. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 The Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center has partnered with the American Lung Association to bring its renowned Better Breathers Club to New York City. Better Breathers Clubs are support groups for those who suffer from chronic pulmonary diseases including Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis and Pulmonary Fibrosis, among many...


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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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