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Increased Protein Turnover Contributes to the Development of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Neuherberg - Scientists of the Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC) at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have identified a new mechanism which contributes to ...

New study: How happy are Aussies to eat insects?

Would you fancy a crunchy cricket salad? Or perhaps a mealworm omelette? What about a cockroach sandwich? ...

Faster tests for lung infections

Scientists’ first major advancement in cystic fibrosis lung infection detection in 50 years set to transform thousands of lives ... Full story

How the lung repairs its wounds

Neuherberg - Our lungs are permanently exposed to harmful environmental factors that can damage or even destroy their cells. In a specific regenerative process these injured cells must be replaced as soon as possible. ... Full story

Stem Cells Might Heal Damaged Lungs

Transplanted cells made their way to the lungs in mice and began producing healthy tissue ... Full story

Lung simulation could improve respiratory treatment

ANN ARBOR—The first computer model that predicts the flow of liquid medication in human lungs is providing new insight into the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome. ... Full story

Optical 'dog's nose' may hold key to breath analysis

University of Adelaide researchers are developing a laser system for fast, non-invasive, onsite breath analysis for disease, potentially enabling screening for a range of diseases including diabetes, infections and various cancers in the future. ... Full story

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 in their 30s or 40s. A new study in humans and mice identifies how the disease appears to work and demonstrates in mice two potential ways to affect its course. ... Full story

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 critically ill patients rapidly and accurately. ... Full story

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