Medical research

Cholesterol a key player at the lung surface

Cholesterol, a naturally occurring compound at the lung surface, has been shown to have a clear effect on the properties of this nanoscale film that covers the inside of our lungs. Cholesterol levels in this system may affect ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Macaque model: MERS coronavirus settles deep in lungs

If rhesus macaques are good stand-ins for humans in studying Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the virus prefers the environment deep in the lungs, a finding that may help explain some features of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ATS publishes clinical practice guideline on ILD in infancy

The American Thoracic Society has released new clinical practice guidelines on the classification, evaluation and management of childhood interstitial lung disease (chILD) in infants. Childhood ILD includes a diverse group ...

Medical research

Scattered X-rays improve early detection of pulmonary disease

Severe lung diseases are among the leading causes of death worldwide. To date they have been difficult to diagnose at an early stage. Within an international collaboration scientists from Munich now developed an X-ray technology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Killer disease in Cambodia stumps experts

It's not bird flu or SARS, and nor does it appear to be contagious, but little more is known about a mysterious disease that has killed dozens of Cambodian children, some within 24 hours of being hospitalised.

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