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2012-06-20 12:09:54

Respiratory community calls for lung testing to be offered as 'standard' As leading figures in respiratory health from across the globe gather in Birmingham for the COPD8 conference ahead of World Spirometry Day, the European COPD Coalition (ECC) is calling on policy makers across Europe to recognize that chronic diseases such as COPD, present as great a threat as the global financial crisis , and is urging collective action. To support this, several West Midlands NHS Foundation Trusts...

2012-06-18 02:25:49

ALBANY, New York, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) "Asthma and COPD Drug Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Forecasts, 2010 - 2017 [http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/asthma-and-copd-market.html ]", the global asthma and COPD market was worth USD 25,102.3 million in 2010, which is expected to reach USD 26,965.5 million...

2012-06-08 02:23:38

LOS ANGELES, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) announces the appointment of its new scientific researcher for its laboratory on Santa Monica Boulevard. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Dr. Raymond M. Wong, Ph.D. joins the center after 5 years with MannKind Corporation, where he worked in cancer immunotherapy and specifically on preclinical development for MannKind's MKC-1106-MT and MKC-1106-PP cancer vaccine programs. At PMC, Dr. Wong, who has a...

2012-06-07 23:00:51

The development of convenient, yet physiologically relevant in vitro culture systems is critical to research and development on chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma or COPD, and could accelerate the development of inhaled drug formulations. Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 A new culture medium for more physiologically relevant differentiation of human bronchial epithelial cells has been released by STEMCELL Technologies. Cells cultured with PneumaCult-ALI at the...

2012-06-06 10:25:35

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifescript.com, a women's health and wellness website headquartered in Mission Viejo, Calif., has launched a new online COPD Health Center to help women detect, treat and reduce risk factors for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. COPD, the third leading cause of death in the United States, is a progressive illness that affects airflow out of the lungs, causing difficulty breathing. COPD is a group of interrelated diseases, the two most...

2012-06-04 23:00:16

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We greatly fear that many US Navy Veterans or individuals die each year from mesothelioma, because they never received proper healthcare, or the doctor simply missed the mesothelioma cancer." The group says, "While there is nothing we can do without an actual mesothelioma diagnosis, we will still do everything possible for a family dealing with a loss from this rare form of cancer, provided it's been in the last few years, and provided the doctor...

2012-05-31 11:39:24

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified an agent that in lab tests protected the skin and lungs from fibrosis, a process that can ultimately end in organ failure and even death because the damaged tissue becomes scarred and can no longer function properly. The findings were published today in Science Translational Medicine. There are no effective therapies for life-threatening illnesses such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and systemic sclerosis,...

2012-05-31 02:26:36

NEW YORK, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Citeline, the world's leading research authority on pharmaceutical clinical trials, updates, and intelligence recently reviewed the results presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) conference held May 18-23, 2012 in San Francisco, CA. The strong competition to launch the next fixed dose combination (FDC) blockbuster for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was of particular interest to reviewer Jennifer Stacey, Citeline's Analyst in...

2012-05-29 06:22:06

SUMMIT, N.J., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulmonary and Allergy Associates of Summit, Cedar Knolls, Livingston, Millburn, Newark and Hackettstown announced that it will be co-sponsoring a COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) patient advocacy and support group on Monday, June 11, 2012 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120529/NY14154LOGO ) Patients and family members who have been impacted or diagnosed...

2012-05-23 20:09:40

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who become infected with the bacterium Pseudomonas aerguinosa are more likely to have worse clinical outcomes and experience more hospitalizations during the course of their disease than COPD patients who are not infected, according to researchers from Buffalo, N.Y. The study will be presented at the ATS 2012 International Conference in San Francisco. Bacterial bronchial infection plays a key role in the course of COPD, causing...