Lung Damage

Breath of fresh air for asthmatics

People in good health don't usually think about breathing. But for the one in 10 Australians who have asthma and other respiratory diseases, research into inhalable medications to help them breathe more easily could change ...

Aug 18, 2015
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Secret video, outrage, and a revived US abortion debate

Anti-abortion activists' secret footage of officials from the largest US family planning organization discussing use of fetal tissue for research has appalled conservatives, sparking fresh assaults against an iconic organization ...

Aug 04, 2015
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Stem cells might heal damaged lungs

Collectively, such diseases of the airways as emphysema, bronchitis, asthma and cystic fibrosis are the second leading cause of death worldwide. More than 35 million Americans alone suffer from chronic respiratory disease. ...

Jul 14, 2015
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Closing the loop with optogenetics

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