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What’s lurking in your lungs? Surprising findings emerge from U-M microbiome research

Findings could lead to better prevention & treatment of pneumonia & more ...

Improving treatment for patients with throat problems

Patients in the UK are set to benefit from a new Newcastle-based study that aims to develop improved treatments for those living ...

Increased Protein Turnover Contributes to the Development of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Neuherberg - Scientists of the Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC) at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have identified a new mechanism which contributes to the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). They showed that the pathological changes of lung tissue are accompanied by an increase in protein turnover by the central protein degradation machinery of the cell – the proteasome. Their study has now been published in the ‘American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine’. ... Full story

New study: How happy are Aussies to eat insects?

Would you fancy a crunchy cricket salad? Or perhaps a mealworm omelette? What about a cockroach sandwich? ... Full story

Faster tests for lung infections

Scientists’ first major advancement in cystic fibrosis lung infection detection in 50 years set to transform thousands of lives ... Full story

How the lung repairs its wounds

Neuherberg - Our lungs are permanently exposed to harmful environmental factors that can damage or even destroy their cells. In a specific regenerative process these injured cells must be replaced as soon as possible. ... Full story

Stem Cells Might Heal Damaged Lungs

Transplanted cells made their way to the lungs in mice and began producing healthy tissue ... Full story

Lung simulation could improve respiratory treatment

ANN ARBOR—The first computer model that predicts the flow of liquid medication in human lungs is providing new insight into the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome. ... Full story

Optical 'dog's nose' may hold key to breath analysis

University of Adelaide researchers are developing a laser system for fast, non-invasive, onsite breath analysis for disease, potentially enabling screening for a range of diseases including diabetes, infections and various cancers in the future. ... Full story

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