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2011-08-16 08:00:00

Receives $2.3 million from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to complete development of affordable respiratory support device SEATTLE, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's Research Institute today announced the receipt of a two-year, $2.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to complete prototype development of its new respiratory support device, called Seattle Children's Positive Airway Pressure (Sea-PAP.) Sea-PAP, designed to be an...

2011-08-04 06:39:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Physician organizations are announcing new recommendations to consider when diagnosing and treating COPD. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common lung disease that makes it challenging to breathe. Smoking is the leading cause however some people who smoke never develop COPD. Other risk factors to be aware of are exposure to certain gases or fumes, heavy amounts of second hand smoke or pollution, and frequent use of cooking fire without adequate...

2011-07-13 22:45:00

Desert climate, chemical warfare, water-pipe smoking contribute to lung diseases Lung diseases in the Middle East range from the centuries-old pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) to modern manifestations caused by chemical warfare. A new paper now available in Respirology, a journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, provides pulmonologists and patients with the first comprehensive review of respiratory illnesses specific to the Persian Gulf region, and the challenges in treating them. This...

2011-07-01 15:12:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Arcapta Neohaler (indacaterol inhalation powder) for the long term, once-daily maintenance bronchodilator treatment of airflow obstruction in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) COPD is a serious lung disease that makes breathing difficult. Symptoms...

2011-05-20 07:26:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A newly discovered group of stem cells from normal adult human lungs have the ability to regenerate virtually all parts of an injured mouse lung. The findings of Kajstura et al. also show organization of complete respiratory units in vivo within 14 days, including conducting airways and vessels. The authors used cell-surface c-kit receptors, known to mark hematopoietic and cardiac stem cells, to isolate and analyze these cells from adult lungs. They believe that...

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2011-05-12 09:40:00

Researchers looking to treat emphysema and other diseases believe they have discovered stem cells in the lung that can make a wide variety of the organ's tissues. Stem cells can produce a wide variety of specialized cells and, if used correctly, can be harnessed to repair damage from diseases like Parkinson's and diabetes. The study is reported in Thursday's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine by Drs. Piero Anversa and Joseph Loscalzo and colleagues at Brigham and Women's Hospital...

2011-05-04 09:45:00

WESTMINSTER, Colo., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plato BioPharma, Inc. (PBI) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. will be jointly presenting a thematic poster at the "Novel Therapeutics in Pulmonary Fibrosis" session at the 2011 American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference in Denver, Colorado on May 18, 2011. The poster entitled Differing Effects of Ambrisentan and Bosentan on Pulmonary Fibrosis and Lung Mechanics Following Bleomycin Instillation will be presented by John Liles, PhD of...

2011-03-21 07:27:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Emphysema, an untreatable lung disease, and a significant cause of disability and death in the United States, will soon be detected early among smokers before symptoms appear. According to the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Researchers at New York "“ Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center say an early-detection simple blood test for emphysema may be offered in the future. Most cases of emphysema are caused by smoking;...

2011-03-11 14:20:37

Researchers say the test, which measures destruction of lung air sacs, could help prevent progression of the common, and fatal, lung disease During a regular annual physical exam, blood is usually drawn to check the health of a person's heart, kidneys and liver. Now, researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center say a blood test that detects the early development of emphysema -- well before symptoms occur -- may someday also be offered. In the March 11 online...

2011-02-22 13:00:00

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vapotherm, the global leader in High Flow Therapy (HFT(TM)) products, has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Flowrest® homecare device. The device also recently received CE marking. The Flowrest® delivers warmed, humidified high-flow breathing gases to patients via nasal cannula. Utilizing patent pending humidification and breathing circuit technology,...


Latest Respiratory system 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...

Pharynx
2013-03-05 15:00:19

The pharynx is situated directly after the mouth and nose and lies right before the esophagus. Formation and Orientation The pharynx is divided into three separate sections. The nasopharynx is the first part of the pharynx that lies between the soft palate and the base of the skull. The pharyngeal tonsils are located on the back wall of the nasopharynx. This portion of the pharynx is connected to the middle easr by the Eustachian tubes. The nasopharynx is linked to the nasal cavities...

Trachea
2013-01-18 11:28:50

The trachea, commonly called the windpipe, is the air passage-way from the mouth to the lungs. Non-fish vertebrae all have a trachea. The moist with mucus walls of the tube-like structure trap inhaled particles to keep them from entering the lungs. Structure The trachea is an open-ended cylindrical structure that starts at the larynx and ends at the bifurcation. It is about one inch in diameter and can run four to six inches in length. Within the pipe there are anywhere from 15 to 20...

Lung
2013-01-01 15:53:59

The lung is a vital organ that is a part of the respiratory system. Generally a person has two lungs; however, the body can function with only one. The lung’s main function is to move oxygen and carbon dioxide into and out of the bloodstream through gas exchange. The lungs are located lateral to the heart in the thoracic cavity. Each lung has a tip called the apex, which is superior in the body. The bases of the lungs rest on the diaphragm. They appear to be spongy due to their bundles of...

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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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