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Ferret genome study provides respiratory system clues

The study was coordinated by Michael Katze and Xinxia Peng at the University of Washington (UW) and Federica Di Palma at The ...

COPD risk can be cut by stopping smoking now

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Turtles use muscle power to breathe due to rigid shellTurtles use muscle power to breathe due to rigid shell

Turtle shells are unique in the animal kingdom. In order to be able to breathe in this inflexible casing, tortoises have a muscle sling which is attached to the shell to ventilate the lung. ... Full story

CT lung screening appears cost-effective

In 2010 the National Lung Screening Trial showed that screening for cancer with low-dose CT scans could reduce mortality by 20 percent compared to chest X-rays. But is it cost-effective? A new study’s calculations reveal that it is, but that depends on assuming many answers to questions that remain open. ... Full story

Lung disease patients needed for new £2 million treatment study

Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) are looking for people with lung diseases to help with a £2 million study. ... Full story

Lack of transcription factor FoxO1 triggers pulmonary hypertension

Max Planck researchers discover a new therapeutic approach ... Full story

Prognostic factors identified for peripheral squamous cell carcinomas of the lung.

Prognostic factors identified for peripheral squamous cell carcinomas of the lung. ... Full story

Veterinary research on lambs leads to advances in treatments for respiratory disease in human infants

AMES, Iowa – Veterinary research involving lambs at Iowa State University is helping to advance new treatments to a common virus in humans that sometimes poses a serious threat to newborns. ... Full story

New Cellular Pathway Implicated in COPD Development

Cigarette smoke has long been implicated as a primary driver of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, though the reasons behind it have been mostly unclear. Now, researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered the "how" — a finding that may lead to new targeted therapies for the progressive lung disease. ... Full story

No added benefit proven for umeclidinium/vilanterol in COPD

The scarce data available showed no advantages in moderate COPD severity and in few exacerbations / complete lack of data for higher severity grades with more exacerbations ... Full story

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