News tagged with lung disease
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New research has found that in cases of lung edema, or fluid in the lungs, not only do the lungs fail to keep water out as previously believed, but they are also allowing water to pump in.
Medical research May 06, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Smoking is the most preventable risk factor for cardiac and lung disease and is expected to cause 1 billion deaths during the 21st century. Electronic cigarettes have been marketed in recent years as a safer ...
Addiction Aug 26, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 4 |
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered a new biological pathway of innate immunity that ramps up inflammation and then identified agents that can block it, leading to increased survival ...
Immunology Mar 31, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
A new approach to lung scanning could improve the diagnosis and treatment of a lung disease that affects approximately 24 million Americans and is the country's third-highest cause of death.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Not just important for building strong bones, an international team of scientists has found that vitamin D also plays an essential role in the body's fight against infections such as tuberculosis.
Medical research Oct 12, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Amidst the extraordinarily dense network of pathways in a mammal lung is a common destination. There, any road leads to a cul-de-sac of sorts called the pulmonary acinus. This place looks ...
Medical research Oct 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(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) -- A new lung imaging method has the potential to revolutionise the study of lungs in both normal and diseased states.
Medical research May 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
When it comes to treating cystic fibrosis, the current standard of aggressive antibiotic treatments may not always be the best answer, a decade-long study led by researchers at the University of Michigan has ...
Medical research Mar 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have identified a group of small molecules that interfere with the activity of a compound that initiates multiple steps in blood clotting, including those that lead to the obstruction of veins ...
Medical research Nov 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have made major discoveries that could lead to new treatments for lung disorders in premature babies. In a mouse study, the team located key molecules ...
Medical research Mar 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
NIH-supported scientists used lab-grown human lung cells to study the cells' response to infection by a novel human coronavirus (called nCoV) and compiled information about which genes are significantly disrupted ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Scientists have for the first time discovered sixteen new sections of the genetic code that relate to lung health -- opening up the possibility for better prevention as well as treatment for lung diseases.
Genetics Sep 25, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
With a range of diseases, doctors need unique features which they can use to unequivocally identify a patient's illness for an appropriate diagnosis. Scientists therefore search for the biomarkers for an illness or a combination ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- In a new study published in Nature Neuroscience, a team of researchers revealed the discovery of a key protein necessary for nerve repair and could lead to the development of a treatment for brain injuri ...
Neuroscience Jun 27, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |