News tagged with human lung
(HealthDay)—A new study that helps explain how human airways rid the lungs of mucus could give insights into asthma, cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers say.
Medical research Aug 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—When you are hit with the flu, you know it immediately—fever, chills, sore throat, aching muscles, fatigue. This is your body mounting an immune response to the invading virus. But less is known about ...
Medical research Aug 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
(HealthDay) -- Researchers have uncovered the first evidence that the adult human lung is capable of growing back -- at least in part -- after being surgically removed.
Medical research Jul 19, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Overactive epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling has been linked to the development of cancer. Several drug therapies have been developed to treat these EGFR-associated cancers; however, many patients have developed ...
Cancer Jun 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The number of viral infections during infancy is not associated with wheezing later in childhood, according to a new study from researchers in the Netherlands. While viral illnesses with wheezing in infancy predicted wheezing ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
New research suggests that there could be health hazards associated with consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene.
Health May 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Genetics of flu susceptibility: Researchers find gene that can transform mild influenza to a life-threatening disease
A genetic finding could help explain why influenza becomes a life-threating disease to some people while it has only mild effects in others. New research led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has identified for the first ...
Genetics Mar 25, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Experimenting with cells in culture, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have breathed possible new life into two drugs once considered too toxic for human cancer treatment. The drugs, azacitidine (AZA) ...
Cancer Mar 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
While some scientists report engineering a super virulent strain of the H5N1 influenza virus, which could potentially wipe out a significant percentage of the human population, another group of researchers from the United ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A cheap and safe antibiotic that is widely available in the developing world might have a new use as a tuberculosis (TB) treatment, according to new research.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Innovative technology being pioneered at Cardiff to speed up the discovery of new drugs to tackle lung diseases could also dramatically reduce testing on animals.
Medical research Nov 25, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College say they have taken an important step forward in their quest to "turn on" lung regeneration -- an advance that could effectively treat millions of people suffering from respiratory ...
Medical research Oct 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 3
Cigarette smoke exposure fundamentally alters airway tissue from people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at the cellular level, laying the groundwork for airway thickening and even precipitating precancerous ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 27, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Before New York Yankees pitcher Bartolo Colon pulled his hamstring while running from the mound to first base on June 11, fans would have been forgiven for thinking he had chugged from the Fountain of Youth.
Health Jul 13, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
An invasive cell that leads to fibrosis of the lungs may be stopped by cutting off its supply of sugar, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center.
Medical research Jun 27, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |