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Breathing easy in space: new device to monitor lung function

A new method of collecting blood from the ear, currently part of an interactive exhibition at the Science Museum, could be used ...

Physicists Reveal Quantum Effects in Biological Oxygen Transport

Physicists have created a unique combination of computer models, based on the theory of quantum mechanics, and applied them to a previously ...

Pitt-led Study Suggests Cystic Fibrosis is Two Diseases, One Doesn’t Affect Lungs

PITTSBURGH – Cystic fibrosis (CF) could be considered two diseases, one that affects multiple organs including the lungs, and one that doesn’t affect the lungs at all, according to a multicenter team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. ... Full story

Shields Up! Research Reveals New, Protective Role for Specialized Cells in Intestinal and Respiratory Systems

UC Riverside discovery of electrostatic force field could inform future development of needle-free vaccines ... Full story

Hidden Origins of Pulmonary Hypertension Revealed by Network Modeling

Boston, MA - In a groundbreaking study, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have identified a related family of molecules believed to be a major root cause of pulmonary hypertension, a deadly vascular disease with undefined origins. ... Full story

Genomic "Dark Matter" of Embryonic Lungs Controls Proper Development of Airways

Penn study points to new mechanisms of tissue development and origins of congenital lung disorders ... Full story

Found: ‘master’ protein in pulmonary fibrosis

In Science Translational Medicine scientists reveal the key role that an ancient protein plays in the course of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The research offers more than an unprecedentedly detailed explanation of the disease’s tragic course. It also points toward a new therapeutic strategy. ... Full story

Registry for Fatal Lung Disease Aims to Speed Improvements in Care

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) has launched a patient registry to help researchers and clinicians identify, manage and study people who have a progressive lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. ... Full story

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Discover Social Integration Improves Lung Function in Elderly

Study Also Rebuffs Popular Notion That Marriage Is Only Social Role That Benefits Health ... Full story

Study: Healthy diet aids lung function in COPD

by Nathaniel Dunford, American Thoracic Society - A new study led by UNMC researcher Corrine Hanson, Ph.D., shows a direct link between eating fish, fruit and dairy products and improved lung function among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). ... Full story

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