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2013-06-03 23:04:08

A rare disease can make a patient feel very alone -- just ask Kristen Wieneke of St. Franci, Wis.

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

A new study has found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is highly over-diagnosed uninsured patients.

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.

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.

2013-05-15 23:03:17

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

2013-05-09 23:37:50

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.

2013-05-03 23:20:02

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

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


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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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.