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Lung diseases in the Middle East range from the centuries-old pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) to modern manifestations caused by chemical warfare.
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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.
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 organâ€™s tissues.
WESTMINSTER, Colo., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plato BioPharma, Inc. (PBI) and Gilead Sciences, Inc.
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.
During a regular annual physical exam, blood is usually drawn to check the health of a person's heart, kidneys and liver.
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 FlowrestÂ® homecare device.
Cigarette smoking has been linked with overproduction of mucus associated with chronic bronchitis.
Patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are on long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) have more to worry about than breathing difficulties.
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...
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...
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...
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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