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New strategies against rare, fatal lung syndrome

People with certain forms of the rare genetic disorder Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome face the specter of untreatable, progressive and ultimately fatal pulmonary fibrosis ...

New breath test for pneumonia

Researchers from The University of Manchester are part of a team that has identified an important new approach to diagnose infections in ...

Researchers find molecular mechanisms within fetal lungs that initiate labor

DALLAS – Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified two proteins in a fetus’ lungs responsible for initiating the labor process, providing potential new targets for preventing preterm birth. ... Full story

Researchers find molecular mechanisms within fetal lungs that initiate labor

DALLAS – Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified two proteins in a fetus’ lungs responsible for initiating the labor process, providing potential new targets for preventing preterm birth. ... Full story

Lung transplant survival rates good for Canadians with cystic fibrosis

By Leslie Shepherd -The five-year survival rate for Canadians with cystic fibrosis who have received a lung transplant is 67 per cent and half of those who have had transplants live beyond 10 years, new research has found. ... Full story

Pneumonia found to harm DNA in lung cells

Hydrogen peroxide produced by some bacteria causes DNA double-strand breaks, cell suicide. ... Full story

UGA researchers find potential treatment for fatal lung diseases

Athens, Ga. - Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that the drug triciribine may reverse or halt the progression of pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension, two respiratory diseases that are almost invariably fatal. They published their findings recently in the British Journal of Pharmacology. ... Full story

How Ship Emissions Adversely Affect Lung Cells

Neuherberg - In the course of industrialization, emissions of exhaust fumes from combustion processes that adversely affect our lungs have increased. Especially inhabitants of coastal regions suffer from the particle emissions from ship engines. ... Full story

New Approach for Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Neuherberg - Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München, in collaboration with an international team, have identified a potential novel drug target for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a dangerous chronic lung disease. They elucidated a new mechanism of fibrosis formation that plays an important role in the pathogenesis of the disease. These findings have now been published in the leading scientific journal American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. ... Full story

Aviation study shows lower air pressure leads to higher blood pressure in the lungs

An Oxford University study has found that the lower-pressure environment experienced when flying increases blood pressure in the lungs. With an unknown but significant number of flights diverted each year for medical emergencies, the results could be used to improve health screening before flight as well as care for patients being moved by air. ... Full story

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