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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, ...

Scientists coax stem cells to form 3-D mini lungs

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

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

Scientists grow ‘mini-lungs’ to aid the study of cystic fibrosis

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully created ‘mini-lungs’ using stem cells derived from skin cells of patients with cystic fibrosis, and have shown that these can be used to test potential new drugs for this debilitating lung disease. ... Full story

Study may explain low blood oxygen levels for cystic fibrosis patients with infected lungs

By Geoff Koehler - Researchers have defined a new bodily process in mice that may explain why blood oxygen levels are lower for patients with cystic fibrosis when they get a lung infection. ... Full story

Therapeutic Exercise Lessens Lung Injury and Muscle Wasting in Critically Ill Patients

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening lung condition that affects approximately 200,000 people a year in the United States and has a higher mortality rate than breast and prostate cancer combined. The condition most often occurs in people who are critically ill or who have significant injuries; those who do survive it often experience profound skeletal muscle weakness. ... Full story

Pulmonary Rehabilitation as a non-pharmacological intervention in patients COPD reinforced

The review was led by a team from NUI Galway's School of Nursing and Midwifery based in Áras Moyola. ... Full story

25 years of lung transplantation: "Second wind" from Vienna

(Vienna ) In November 1989, the first lung transplantation was performed at the medical faculty of the University of Vienna. 25 years later, the Medical University of Vienna or the AKH Wien is one of the four world-leading centres for lung transplantation along with Hannover, Toronto and Cleveland. 120 patients annually receive their "second wind" from Vienna. ... Full story

Cardiac and Respiratory Function Supported by Abdominal Muscles in Muscular Dystrophy

Mouse Studies Show How Different Muscles Affected as Muscular Dystrophy Progresses, According to Report in the Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases ... Full story

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