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Nanoparticle Exposure Can Awaken Dormant Viruses in the Lungs

Nanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue cells. This is the result of a study ...

UC Researchers Examine Potential Drug Pathway to Combat Pneumocystis

A study led by University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers is offering new insight in how the fungus Pneumocystis, thrives in the lungs ...

Anti-inflammatory molecule holds promise for acute lung injury

Sharon Parmet   A protein produced in low quantities in response to inflammation may help prevent death in people suffering from acute lung injury, research in laboratory mice ... Full story

Investigating the Molecular Roots of Lung Disease

Northwestern Medicine scientists search for the mechanisms behind deadly lung diseases ... Full story

First-of-its-kind inhaler to help treat lung disease

Professor in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology at Trinity College Dublin, Anne Marie Healy, has been awarded €600,000 (as part of NIH funded collaborations worth €8.8million overall) in research funding to develop a new inhaler for the treatment of lung disease. ... Full story

Regular dental visits and cleanings lessen the risk of pneumonia, study says

By Leha Byrd University Public Affairs 804-828-7028 [email protected]   People who don’t visit the dentist for preventive care have an 86 percent greater risk of contracting pneumonia than those who visit ... Full story

Surgical repair of phrenic nerve injury improves breathing

By Amy Albin FINDINGS A study led by UCLA researchers found that in people with breathing difficulties caused by phrenic nerve injury surgical reconstruction of ... Full story

Study finds key regulator in pulmonary fibrosis

By Ziba Kashef A Yale-led research team has identified an important enzyme that could lead to new therapies for a chronic fatal lung disease that affects ... Full story

UIC researchers study diagnostic error in asthma, COPD

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study the impact of diagnostic error on outcomes for pulmonary patients and the use of lung-function testing in primary care. ... Full story


Administration of 50 mg per day of vitamin E decreased the risk of pneumonia in elderly male smokers by 72% after they quit smoking, according to a paper published in Clinical Interventions in Aging. ... Full story

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