Researchers have defined a new bodily process in mice that may explain why blood oxygen levels are lower for patients with cystic fibrosis when they get a lung infection.
Treating respiratory disease is often difficult because drugs have to cross biological barriers such as respiratory tissue and mucosa, and must therefore be given in large quantities in order for an effective amount to reach ...
(HealthDay)—Children who contract pneumonia during the first three years of life appear to face a higher risk of developing asthma, new research suggests.
A chemical found in garlic can kill bacteria that cause life-threatening lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, research suggests.
Scientists from NTU Singapore, the world's No. 1 young university, have developed an antibody which boosts the survival chances for patients suffering from influenza and pneumonia.
A Montana State University graduate student who wants to reduce the number of people dying from lung infections has discovered a molecule that's critical for immunity.
Oman reported Thursday its first death of a person from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in nearly a year.
A drug called ganciclovir is given to lung transplant patients to protect against a life-threatening virus that is common after transplantation.
A study involving infants and school age children with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) has found early lung infections can lead to long-term issues such as poorer lung function at school age.
Sophisticated lung imaging can show whether or not a treatment drug is able to clear tuberculosis (TB) lung infection in human and macaque studies, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh ...
Scientists have taken an important step toward a new class of antibiotics aimed at stopping lung infections. They found that a protein found in large airways, called "SPLUNC1," binds to lipids critical to defending against ...
Portuguese health authorities say the death toll from a recent outbreak of Legionnaire's disease near the capital Lisbon has risen to seven, with 311 people infected.
Canadians with cystic fibrosis are living almost 20 years longer than they did two decades ago, according to a research paper published today.
A new blood biomarker test that indicates whether bacteria is the cause of a patient's lung infection is now being studied at UPMC Presbyterian, launching a national multicenter trial. The information could help doctors decide ...
Study suggests how flu-related gastrointestinal flare-ups can be relieved while body continues to battle virus the lung
Flu infection has long-ranging effects beyond the lung that can wreak havoc in the gut and cause a dreaded symptom, diarrhea, according to a study published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.