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Lung Disease News
February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

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

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 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

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

Older Lung Cancer Patients Face Significant Treatment Burden

Jan. 5, 2017 — Depending on the type of treatment older lung cancer patients receive, they can spend an average of one in three days interacting with the healthcare system in the first 60 days after surgery or ... read more

Lung-Specific Ebola Infection Found in Recovering Patient

Jan. 5, 2017 — Scientists have found potential evidence of Ebola virus replication in the lungs of a person recovering from infection, according to new research. The findings could aid research into new treatment ... read more

Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit from Delayed Chemotherapy After Surgery

Jan. 5, 2017 — Patients with a common form of lung cancer may still benefit from delayed chemotherapy started up to four months after surgery, according to a team of ... read more

Sugar Element of Keratan Sulfate Halts the Progress of Emphysema

Dec. 27, 2016 — Using a mouse model, scientists have identified a sugar molecule that reduced the inflammatory response and progress of emphysema, a common component of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). ... read more

Protein Monitors Lung Volume, Regulates Breathing

Dec. 22, 2016 — A new study might help shed light on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in human babies, which is thought to be associated with dysfunctional airway sensory ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — Scientists have pinpointed specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution. These findings provide a new therapeutic candidate to treat asthma and related respiratory ... read more

Shortness of Breath Is an Important Signal of Potential Disease

Dec. 19, 2016 — Shortness of breath is an often overlooked symptom of what may be heart failure or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). New research shows that with early intervention, patients can avoid ... read more

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