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May 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016

Strategy for Depleting Immune Cells Implicated in Asthma-Associated Inflammation

May 19, 2016 — Investigators identified human CRTh2 (hCRTh2), a protein expressed on several immune cell populations that are implicated in asthma, as a possible therapeutic ... read more

Inhaled Steroids May Increase Risk of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease

May 18, 2016 — Patients with obstructive lung disease who take inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) may be at greater risk for nontuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease (NTM PD), according to new ... read more

Novel Gene Therapy Shows Potential for Lung Repair in Asthma

May 18, 2016 — A new study has demonstrated a way to deliver a nanoparticle-based gene therapy, in order to repair lungs damaged by chronic allergic asthma and to reduce inflammation that causes asthma attacks. The ... read more

Hydroxyurea Improves Lung Function in Children With Sickle Cell Disease

May 18, 2016 — For the first time, researchers were able to demonstrate that children diagnosed with sickle cell disease showed improvement in lung function after treatment with hydroxyurea, a treatment that is ... read more

Being Fit May Slow Lung Function Decline as We Age

May 16, 2016 — Being fit may reduce the decline in lung function that occurs as we grow older, according to new ... read more

Exacerbations of COPD Accelerate Lung-Function Loss

May 16, 2016 — Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) accelerate the loss of lung function especially among patients with mild disease, according to new ... read more

Increasing Survival in Soft Tissue Sarcoma Patients With Lung Metastases Undergoing Resection

May 16, 2016 — Up to 50% of patients with soft tissue sarcoma (STS) develop lung metastases. Effective systemic therapies for metastatic STS are currently limited; when possible, surgical removal of the lung ... read more

New Way to Predict COPD Progression; New Treatment May Be on the Horizon

May 15, 2016 — New research has found that a process initiated in white blood cells known as neutrophils may lead to worse outcomes for some patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The discovery ... read more

May 15, 2016 — New research uncovering a link between Interstitial Lung Abnormalities and an increased risk of in-hospital mortality has been ... read more

US Patients Face Significant Barriers in Accessing Adequate Care for Chronic Lung Disease

May 13, 2016 — Despite being the third leading cause of death in the USA, people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (lung disease) face significant challenges in accessing care, with treatment costs ... read more

Discovery of Lung Cancer Mutations Responsive to Targeted Therapies, Immunotherapies

May 9, 2016 — A number of new driver mutations in lung cancer cells has been discovered that may be responsive to genomically targeted therapies and to ... read more

Older Lung Cancer Patients Experience Excellent Survival Following Surgery

May 5, 2016 — Patients aged 65 years and older are living longer after lung cancer surgery, and with older people representing a rapidly growing proportion of patients diagnosed with lung cancer, this improved ... read more

Depression Worsens COPD Symptoms

May 3, 2016 — Debilitating symptoms from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can worsen in patients who also experience depression, research suggests. Patients who had pre-existing depression or developed ... read more

Gene Therapy Halts Pulmonary Hypertension Progression in Large Animal Pre-Clinical Study

Apr. 28, 2016 — Scientists have used a novel gene therapy to halt the progression of pulmonary hypertension, a form of high blood pressure in the lung blood vessels that is linked to heart ... read more

COPD Linked to Increased Bacterial Invasion

Apr. 27, 2016 — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common smoking-related lung illness and the third leading cause of death in the United States. Scientists have long believed that inhaling toxic ... read more

Yoga May Have Health Benefits for People With Asthma

Apr. 26, 2016 — A new review suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, but effects on lung function and medication use are ... read more

Even Low Levels of Air Pollution Appear to Affect Children's Lung Health

Apr. 25, 2016 — Improved air quality in US cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in children, suggest researchers. By age eight, children in their study living within 100 meters of ... read more

Common Steroid Shows Promise in Healing Damaged Newborn Lungs

Apr. 25, 2016 — The drug hydrocortisone — a steroid commonly used to treat a variety of inflammatory and allergic conditions — can also prevent lung damage that often develops in premature babies treated with ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Doctors and scientists have used advanced 3-D X-ray imaging technology to give new insight into the way an aggressive form of lung disease develops in the ... read more

Study Establishes Lung Health Response to Cement Dust Exposure

Apr. 20, 2016 — Long-term exposure to cement dust at levels that are comparable to the present occupational exposure limits could cause a decline in lung volumes, according to a new ... read more

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