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Limber Lungs: One Type of Airway Cell Can Regenerate Another Lung Cell Type

Findings from animal study have implications for disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ...

Pulmonary Emphysema: Novel Neutrophil Elastase Isoform Discovered

Possible Significance for Disease Process and Therapy Failure ...

Molecular and Functional Basis Established for Nitric Oxide Joining Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in Respiratory Cycle

Discovery Could Lead to Treatment Focus on Red Blood Cell Dysfunction in Cardiovascular Diseases and Blood Disorders ... Full story

Lung transplant breathes new life into father’s world

DALLAS – At 77, John Bunton rode a ski lift up a mountain near Ogden, Utah, and spent an hour hiking around at 11,000 feet, admiring the craggy scenery and breathing in deeply the crisp mountain air. In June, he plans to walk his daughter down the aisle. ... Full story

Oxygen therapy in COPD patients is associated with burn injury

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease receiving home oxygen have a higher risk of burn injury. This study was published on March 30 in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. ... Full story

Loyola experts discuss rare lung disease that strikes women during childbearing years

MAYWOOD, Ill. – A rare and potentially deadly lung disease called Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) strikes women during their childbearing years. ... Full story

A Metabolic imbalance increases the risk of respiratory diseases in childhood

Leipzig. An imbalance in our metabolism can trigger inflammatory processes in the body and activate the immune system. In a recent study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, UFZ researchers have been able to show that this applies even to newborns and children under one year of age, and is correlated with the development of respiratory diseases in early childhood. ... Full story

Scientists coax stem cells to form 3-D mini lungs

Human lung organoids may help scientists learn more about lung diseases, test new drugs ... Full story

NHS lung transplant patients fare better than publicly-insured Americans

British cystic fibrosis patients who receive lung transplants fare significantly better in the long-term than Americans with either public or private health care insurance according to a new study published today (Tuesday 24 March). ... Full story

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