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Lung disease patients needed for new £2 million treatment study

Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) are looking for people with lung diseases ...

Lack of transcription factor FoxO1 triggers pulmonary hypertension

Max Planck researchers discover a new therapeutic approach ...

Prognostic factors identified for peripheral squamous cell carcinomas of the lung.

Prognostic factors identified for peripheral squamous cell carcinomas of the lung. ... Full story

Veterinary research on lambs leads to advances in treatments for respiratory disease in human infants

AMES, Iowa – Veterinary research involving lambs at Iowa State University is helping to advance new treatments to a common virus in humans that sometimes poses a serious threat to newborns. ... Full story

New Cellular Pathway Implicated in COPD Development

Cigarette smoke has long been implicated as a primary driver of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, though the reasons behind it have been mostly unclear. Now, researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered the "how" — a finding that may lead to new targeted therapies for the progressive lung disease. ... Full story

No added benefit proven for umeclidinium/vilanterol in COPD

The scarce data available showed no advantages in moderate COPD severity and in few exacerbations / complete lack of data for higher severity grades with more exacerbations ... Full story

Leading lung health organizations release first-ever evidence-based patient care guidelines in prevention of acute exacerbations of COPD

Glenview, Illinois—The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) announced today the release of Prevention of Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: American College of Chest Physicians and Canadian Thoracic Society Guideline in the journal CHEST. The guideline, a first of its kind, provides evidence-based recommendations aimed at prevention of COPD exacerbations, which can cause frequent hospital readmissions, death during or after a hospital stay, and can potentially greatly reduce the quality of life for patients along with carrying a heavy financial burden. ... Full story

Penn-University of Florida Team Treats Pulmonary Hypertension Through the Leaves of Plants

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Florida have identified a drug that can be used to treat pulmonary hypertension, a disease for which few therapy options exist. ... Full story

Researchers Develop Novel Gene/Cell Therapy Approach for Lung Disease

CINCINNATI – Researchers developed a new type of cell transplantation to treat mice mimicking a rare lung disease that one day could be used to treat this and other human lung diseases caused by dysfunctional immune cells. ... Full story

Simvastatin safe but ineffective in the treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

NUI Galway researchers have been part of a large-scale clinical trial of statin treatment in patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) which was published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). ... Full story

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