Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Earliest known evidence of 1918 influenza pandemic found

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 ...

Medical research

Bioartificial lungs transplanted into rats (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in the US have grown lungs in their laboratory and transplanted them into rats. The transplanted lungs functioned for up to six hours. The current work follows independent research announced last ...

Oncology & Cancer

Turbo-charging chemotherapy for lung cancer

A naturally occurring hormone could help make chemotherapy much more effective for many Australians with lung cancer, according to new findings from Sydney and Melbourne researchers.

Medical research

Where cigarette smoking's damage is done... down to your DNA

Scientists have known for decades that smoking cigarettes causes DNA damage, which leads to lung cancer. Now, for the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists created a method for effectively mapping that DNA damage ...

HIV & AIDS

Study reveals how HIV virus destroys lung tissue

Up to 30 percent of HIV patients who are appropriately treated with antiretroviral therapies develop the chronic lung disease emphysema. New research from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators has uncovered a mechanism that ...

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