Home | Lungs and Breathing

Lungs and Breathing

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. ...

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. ...

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

UNC researchers find unsuspected characteristics of new CF drugs, offering potential paths to more effective therapies

The study, led by Martina Gentzsch, PhD, provides evidence that could help drug developers improve compounds aimed at correcting CFTR proteins in cystic fibrosis patients. ... Full story

Natural killer cells don’t clear HMPV

Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a major cause of serious respiratory disease in young children and the elderly. There is no vaccine currently available, and HMPV causes recurrent infections. ... Full story

Breathing easy in space: new device to monitor lung function

A new method of collecting blood from the ear, currently part of an interactive exhibition at the Science Museum, could be used to monitor lung function in space. Less invasive, faster and more accurate than current methods, the technique could also be used here on Earth by asthma sufferers. ... Full story

Physicists Reveal Quantum Effects in Biological Oxygen Transport

Physicists have created a unique combination of computer models, based on the theory of quantum mechanics, and applied them to a previously well characterised protein found in muscle to develop a new picture of how biomolecules transport and store oxygen (O2). In doing so, the international team have shown how the process of respiration, which is fundamental in humans and other vertebrates, exploits quantum mechanical effects working on tiny scales. ... Full story

Pitt-led Study Suggests Cystic Fibrosis is Two Diseases, One Doesn’t Affect Lungs

PITTSBURGH – Cystic fibrosis (CF) could be considered two diseases, one that affects multiple organs including the lungs, and one that doesn’t affect the lungs at all, according to a multicenter team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. ... Full story

Shields Up! Research Reveals New, Protective Role for Specialized Cells in Intestinal and Respiratory Systems

UC Riverside discovery of electrostatic force field could inform future development of needle-free vaccines ... Full story

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last total: 600 | displaying: 1 - 10