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Researchers find new targets for treating pulmonary hypertension

x-ray of Pulmonary HypertensionTwo new potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a deadly disease marked by high blood ...

Drugs used to treat lung disease work with the body clock

Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered why medication to treat asthma and pneumonia can become ineffective. The findings, published recently ...

FDA approves donor lung preservation device that may result in more lung transplants

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the XVIVO Perfusion System (XPS) with STEEN Solution, a device for preserving donated lungs that do not initially meet the standard criteria for lung transplantation but may be transplantable if there is more time to observe and evaluate the organ’s function to determine whether the lung is viable for transplantation. ... Full story

New study to improve tuberculosis treatments

The University of Southampton has been awarded $1.4 million (approximately £833,260) to develop new treatments to fight tuberculosis. ... Full story

Temple offers promising new drugs for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Temple Lung Center is testing two new investigational drugs in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. ... Full story

Research Describes Novel Tumor-Promoting Adaptation in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

A collaborative Miller School study led by Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, describes a novel therapeutic target in RAS-driven lung cancer, a common but untreatable carcinoma. ... Full story

New research to tackle treatment for lung disease

Research into improving treatment for patients with one of the UK’s most common respiratory diseases has received a £810,000 funding boost. ... Full story

Drugs used to treat lung disease work with the body clock

Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered why medication to treat asthma and pneumonia can become ineffective. ... Full story

Study: Protein Therapy Successful in Treating Injured Lung Cells

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cardiovascular researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have successfully used a protein known as MG53 to treat acute and chronic lung cell injury. Additionally, application of this protein proved to prevent lung cell injury. Results from this animal model study were just published in the journal Nature Communications. ... Full story

Kena Sawyers: New Lungs, New Life, Part II

A Rockingham County woman gets a second double-lung transplant on her 51st birthday, allowing her to breathe without the use of an oxygen tank for the first time in 20 years. ... Full story

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