Examination of lung tissue and other autopsy material from 68 American soldiers who died of respiratory infections in 1918 has revealed that the influenza virus that eventually killed 50 million people worldwide was circulating ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 19, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (9) | 0 |
For the first time, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have identified a human lung stem cell that is self-renewing and capable of forming and integrating multiple biological structures of the lung including ...
Medical research May 11, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 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 |
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 |
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
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 |
(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
Indian doctors have reported the country's first cases of "totally drug-resistant tuberculosis," a long-feared and virtually untreatable form of the killer lung disease.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1
(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 |
(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 |
Frozen balls of ice can safely kill cancerous tumors that have spread to the lungs, according to the first prospective multicenter trial of cryoablation. The results are being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's ...
Cancer Apr 14, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A vaccine delivered to the skin using a microneedle patch gives better protection against the H1N1 influenza virus than a vaccine delivered through subcutaneous or intramuscular injection, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
A new risk prediction tool can identify patients at high risk of serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism) who might need preventative treatment, says a study published in the British Medical Journal today.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 17, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Sniffer dogs could be used for the early detection of lung cancer, according to new research published in the European Respiratory Journal.
Cancer Aug 18, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Many of the people who died from the new strain of H1N1 influenza that broke out in 2009 were suffering from another infection as well: pneumonia. A new study to be published Tuesday, September 20 in the online journal mBio reveal ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 19, 2011 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0