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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

'Achilles' Heel' of Key Anti-Cancer Protein

Feb. 13, 2017 — Researchers have discovered that a protein called Importin-11 protects the anti-cancer protein PTEN from destruction by transporting it into the cell nucleus. The research suggests that the loss of ... read more

Scientists Isolate New Antibodies to Fight Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Feb. 13, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new antiviral strategy to fight human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of lower respiratory tract infections in children. The approach hinges on the use ... read more

Emphysema Treatment Could Be Optimized Using Network Modelling

Feb. 9, 2017 — A unique engineering perspective of emphysema progression in the lung suggests how mechanisms operating at the micromechanical scale could help to predict patient survival and quality of life ... read more

Less Inclusive Criteria for Lung Cancer Screening Would Be Cost-Effective

Feb. 7, 2017 — Limiting lung cancer screening to high-risk former smokers may improve cost-effectiveness at a population level, according to a new study. An analysis of 576 computed tomography (CT) lung cancer ... read more

World Lung Health Study Allows Scientists to Predict Your Chance of Developing Deadly Disease

Feb. 6, 2017 — A breakthrough advance offers the potential to defuse a 'ticking timebomb' for serious lung disease, including for over 1 billion smokers ... read more

New Genetic Markers for COPD Discovered

Feb. 6, 2017 — Investigators describe 13 new genetic regions associated with COPD, including four that have not previously been associated with any type of lung function. The researchers also found overlap of the ... read more

Research on Short-Term Effects of Air Pollution on the Health of Airways of Children With Chronic Respiratory Complaints

Feb. 6, 2017 — Starting in 2017, researchers will commence their study on the effects of days with high air pollution on respiratory complaints, medication use and lung function of children suffering from chronic ... read more

Missing Link for Fighting Viral Pneumonia Identified

Feb. 3, 2017 — According to the Centers for Disease Control, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes about 60,000 hospitalizations of children aged 0 to four, and nearly 200,000 hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths ... read more

Lung Cancer Screening Rates Remain Very Low Among Current and Former Smokers

Feb. 2, 2017 — Lung cancer screening rates remained very low and unchanged among eligible populations in 2015, despite recommendations that high risk current and former smokers be screened, report ... read more

Lung Ultrasound Can Help Doctors See Other Diseases That Mask as Lethal Clots in Lung

Jan. 31, 2017 — Lung ultrasound can show alternative diagnoses and should be considered when evaluating patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, say ... read more

Report Describes VHA Clinical Demonstration Project for Lung Cancer Screening

Jan. 30, 2017 — Implementing a comprehensive lung cancer screening program was challenging and complex according to a new article that describes a lung cancer demonstration project conducted at eight academic ... read more

Quick-and-Dirty DNA Repair Sets the Stage for Smoking-Related Lung Cancer

Jan. 26, 2017 — The stem cells that proliferate the most in response to damage caused by cigarette smoke repair their DNA using a process prone to errors, setting the stage for lung cancer, according to a new ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Pulmospheres, three dimensional multicellular spheroids composed of lung cells from individual patients, were shown to be effective in predicting the efficacy of medications for idiopathic pulmonary ... read more

Lung Cancer Patients With Anxiety, Depression Die Sooner

Jan. 24, 2017 — Patients who experience anxiety and depression after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer are more likely to die sooner, according to new ... read more

Jan. 20, 2017 — EGFR mutations is associated with a longer median overall survival (almost double) compared with those without EGFR mutations when treated with specific targeted agents, report ... read more

Researchers Identify Mechanism of Oncogene Action in Lung Cancer

Jan. 19, 2017 — Researchers have identified a genetic promoter of cancer that drives a major form of lung cancer. In a new paper, researchers provide genetic evidence that Ect2 drives lung adenocarcinoma tumor ... read more

Jan. 16, 2017 — Nanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue cells, researchers have ... read more

Triple-Threat Mixture Overcomes Drug-Resistant Lung Infections

Jan. 20, 2017 — Tailored combinations of antibiotics that kill microbes in different ways are a powerful weapon against drug resistance, say clinical ... read more

New Research Holds Promise for Personalized Lung Cancer Treatments

Jan. 12, 2017 — New research has uncovered distinct types of tumors within small cell lung cancer that look and act differently from one another. Scientists also identified a targeted drug combination that worked ... read more

Removable Airway Stent Could Revolutionize Surgery

Jan. 12, 2017 — A knitted rag sock inspired this professor and MD to develop a stent that can easily be removed after it has done its ... read more

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