NEW: Find great deals on the latest gadgets and more in the ScienceDaily Store!
Lung Disease News
September 30, 2016

Latest Headlines
updated 10:55am EDT

More Lung Disease News
September 30, 2016

Team Compares Effectiveness of Four PD-L1 Tests

Sep. 23, 2016 — In a recent study, a research team compared the performance of the four available PD-L1 assay tests. They found that one of the assays failed to reveal comparable levels of PD-L1, a tumor-promoting ... read more

Study Examines Survival Outcomes After Different Lung Cancer Staging Methods

Sep. 13, 2016 — Accurate mediastinal nodal staging is crucial in the management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) because it directs therapy and has prognostic value. Now researchers have examined five-year ... read more

TB Can Persist in Lungs Despite Treatment, Researchers Find

Sep. 6, 2016 — It has been known that the microbe that causes TB, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, can persist in the lungs even after patient tissue samples test negative for the bacteria. In new research, scientists ... read more

High Quality Evidence Suggests Vitamin D Can Reduce Asthma Attacks

Sep. 6, 2016 — New research has found evidence from randomized trials, that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks. Asthma is a ... read more

Physical Activity Reduces Anxiety and Depression in Patients With COPD, Study Suggests

Sep. 5, 2016 — A new study shows that increased physical activity among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) reduces their risk of anxiety or ... read more

Reduced Fetal Size Linked to Increased Asthma Risk and Reduced Lung Function in Children

Sep. 5, 2016 — New research shows that reduced fetal size is linked to increased asthma risk and reduced lung function in children aged 5 to 15 ... read more

New Research Method Questions Traditional Efficacy Trial Model

Sep. 4, 2016 — Traditional efficacy trials have limited relevance to everyday clinical practice and should be changed, according the authors of a new study into chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Diagnostic Power of Lung Function Tests

Sep. 4, 2016 — Artificial intelligence could improve the interpretation of lung function tests for the diagnosis of long-term lung diseases, according to the findings of a new ... read more

Asthma Gene's Effect on Respiratory Symptoms in Infancy Depends on Breastfeeding Status

Sep. 4, 2016 — Infants who have a genetic profile linked with asthma risk could be protected against respiratory symptoms if they are breastfeed, according to a new ... read more

Immune Cells as Biomarkers for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Sep. 2, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that the number of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) is increased in the blood of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The higher the number of MDSC, ... read more

Lung Disease Costs Set to Rise to £2.5bn Per Year, Experts Project

Sep. 1, 2016 — The cost of treating a smoking-related chronic lung disease will exceed more than £2.3 billion per year in England by 2030, research suggests. Researchers say that healthcare services should adapt ... read more

Having Children at Home Did Not Prompt Parents to Test for Radon, Secondhand Smoke

Aug. 30, 2016 — New findings show the presence of children in the home did not motivate parents to test and mitigate for radon and secondhand tobacco smoke, both of which cause lung ... read more

Aug. 27, 2016 — It is possible to use a newly-developed epigenetic test called EPICUP® to find out what type of primary tumor is responsible for the metastasis in the patient in cancer of unknown primary cases, ... read more

Targeting Low-Oxygen Patches Inside Lung Cancer Tumors Could Help Prevent Drug Resistance

Aug. 25, 2016 — With the right treatment schedule, medications known as hypoxia-activated prodrugs (HAPs) could help prevent drug resistance in a subtype of lung cancer, according to a ... read more

Insights on Lung Micro-Environment Explain Why Cancer Spreads to the Lungs

Aug. 25, 2016 — The same mechanisms that that prevent people from having an inflammatory response to harmless environmental exposures in day-to-day life could also all allow rogue cancer cells to spread to the ... read more

Oxygen Can Impair Cancer Immunotherapy in Mice

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers have identified a mechanism in mice by which anticancer immune responses are inhibited within the lungs, a common site of metastasis for many ... read more

Smokers With Newly Discovered Genetic Markers Have Higher Lung Cancer Risk

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers discovered new genetic markers associated with a fast rate of nicotine metabolism, which potentially leads smokers to smoke more, thereby, increasing their risk for lung ... read more

Asthma Risk Increases When Child Had Bronchiolitis

Aug. 24, 2016 — Asthma risk increased 17 times when children who had bronchiolitis in the first two years of life also had a common variation of the Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 gene, new research ... read more

Lymph Node Stage May Have Clinical Significance Among NSCLC Patients With Stage IV M1a

Aug. 24, 2016 — Analysis of a large non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient cohort with stage IV M1a disease identified lymph node staging as having clinical significance and an impact on ... read more

Doctors Identify Potential 'Bagpipe Lung' Hazard for Wind Instrument Players

Aug. 22, 2016 — Doctors have warned musicians who play wind instruments of a potential hazard they have dubbed 'bagpipe ... read more

Friday, September 23, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Friday, September 2, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Friday, August 5, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
Friday, July 8, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016
Friday, July 1, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016