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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...

2013-02-26 23:01:04

People with COPD, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, CF, and lung transplants are using the Spiro PD Personal Spirometer to monitor their lung health and to get “baseline” readings to compare with peak allergy season. For more information, visit http://www.SpiroPD.com. Allentown, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) February 26, 2013 The recent blizzard in the Northeast notwithstanding, many areas of the U.S. have experienced a mild winter, with unseasonably warm weather. A mild winter can signify...

2013-02-19 10:27:13

A study in Australia suggests that reduced lung function in infancy was associated with wheezing beyond childhood at 18 years of age, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. Abnormal airway function is characteristic of asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease, and other studies have suggested that reduced lung function is already apparent in childhood and tracks through adulthood. However, the relationship between the age of onset...

2013-02-08 14:31:08

Bronchiectasis is independently associated with an increased mortality risk in patients with moderate-to-severe COPD, according to a new study from researchers in Spain. Bronchiectasis, a permanent and progressive dilation of the lung's airways, is common in COPD patients and is associated with longer and more intense exacerbations, more frequent bacterial colonization of the bronchial mucosa, and a greater degree of functional impairment. "As COPD patients with bronchiectasis have an...


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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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.