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April 25, 2017

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April 25, 2017

Improving Response to Toxic Inhalation Disasters

Apr. 21, 2017 — Better medical responses to the accidental or intentional release of inhaled toxic chemicals are being developed, but the field faces considerable challenges, according to a new report by an ... read more

Potential of Stem Cell Therapy to Repair Lung Damage

Mar. 27, 2017 — A new study has found that stem cell therapy can reduce lung inflammation in an animal model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis. Although, still at a pre-clinical ... read more

New Approach Uses Ultrasound to Measure Fluid in the Lungs

Mar. 21, 2017 — A team of engineering and medical researchers has found a way to use ultrasound to monitor fluid levels in the lung, offering a noninvasive way to track progress in treating pulmonary edema -- fluid ... read more

Advanced Form of Proton Therapy Shows Promise for Treating Lung Cancer Recurrence

Mar. 17, 2017 — An advanced form of image-guided radiation therapy, known as intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), has shown early promise for the treatment of recurrent lung cancer, according to new ... read more

Prevention and Prediction: Understanding How Lung Cancer Progresses

Mar. 16, 2017 — Treating the brain with a preventative course of radiation may help small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients -- whose tumors often spread to their brain -- live longer, according to a new study. A ... read more

Smelling Pneumonia-Causing Bacteria in Our Breath

Mar. 23, 2017 — Analysing compounds of bacterial origin in our breath may help to identify a serious pneumonia-causing ... read more

Breathtaking Gene Discovery in Dalmatian Dogs

Mar. 14, 2017 — A novel gene associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in dogs has been uncovered by scientists. The new research on this fatal disease may also help us understand the mechanisms of ... read more

Differences in Lifespan Between Canadians, Americans With Cystic Fibrosis, Study Finds

Mar. 13, 2017 — People with cystic fibrosis are living longer than ever before, but their lifespan is almost 10 years longer in Canada than in the United States, according to ... read more

Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at High Risk of Second Cancers

Mar. 13, 2017 — Patients who are cured of Hodgkin lymphoma are at a high risk of developing a second type of cancer, particularly if they have a family history of the disease, a major new study ... read more

Phage Therapy Shown to Kill Drug-Resistant Superbug

Mar. 13, 2017 — Phage therapy could offer a safe and effective alternative to antibiotics in the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis lung infections, researchers have demonstrated. Phages are viruses that kill bacteria but ... read more

To Screen or Not to Screen for Lung Cancer?

Mar. 13, 2017 — Lung cancer screening using a low-dose CT scan can be a lifesaving test for high-risk patients. While it offers clear benefits, incidental findings and radiation exposure mean there are some ... read more

Asthmatics Less Able to Fight Off Flu

Mar. 9, 2017 — People with asthma are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems, new research has ... read more

Common Cold Can Be Surprisingly Dangerous for Transplant Patients

Mar. 8, 2017 — A typically ‘mild’ respiratory virus can turn into deadly pneumonia in the vulnerable population of transplant patients, pointing to a need for effective medication and better ... read more

Reprogrammed Blood Vessels Promote Cancer Spread

Mar. 3, 2017 — Tumor cells use the bloodstream to spread in the body. To reach the blood, they first have to pass the wall of the vessel. Scientists have now identified a trick that the cancer cells use: They ... read more

Study Identifies How Cancer Cells May Develop Resistance to FGFR Inhibitors

Mar. 2, 2017 — A mechanism by which cancer cells develop resistance to a class of drugs called fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors has now been uncovered by investigators. The researchers also found ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — Smoke from cigarettes blocks self-healing processes in the lungs and consequently can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), reports an international team of ... read more

Exploring the Cause of Chronic Lung Transplant Rejection, in a Quest to Stop It

Mar. 1, 2017 — Researchers have investigated the scarring process in the lungs of recent lung transplant patients in hopes of finding novel therapies to stop this dangerous process that leads to graft ... read more

Inhaler Users Get About Half as Much Medicine as They Should from Each Puff

Feb. 28, 2017 — Tens of millions of Americans use aerosol inhalers each day, and new studies by electrical engineers and pulmonologists have identified critical errors that are causing many inhaler users to get only ... read more

Statins Do Not Benefit Patients With Lung Cancer, New Study Shows

Feb. 27, 2017 — Cholesterol-lowering drugs used alongside chemotherapy have no effect on treatment outcomes for lung cancer patients, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers analyzed RNA from patients with disease that was limited to the lungs as well as cancers that had ... read more

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