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Air quality in nursing homes affecting lung health of residents

The indoor air quality in nursing homes has a serious effect on the lung health of elderly residents, according to the findings of a new study.  
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over 5 years ago
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Older people at higher risk of emergency cancer diagnosis

People over 60 are at higher risk of being diagnosed with lung or bowel cancer as an emergency in hospital than younger people, according to a Cancer Research UK-supported report *, published...  
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over 5 years ago
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One type of airway cell can regenerate another lung cell type

Findings from animal study have implications for disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary...  
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over 5 years ago
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COPD Foundation to create one of the largest COPD patient networks ever assembled

The COPD Foundation has announced a groundbreaking initiative to accelerate research and stimulate innovation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a spectrum of inflammatory lung...  
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over 5 years ago
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Study examines outcomes of lung transplantations since implementation of need-based allocation system

Since implementation of a medical need-based allocation system of donor lungs in 2005, double-lung transplantation has been associated with better graft survival than single-lung...  
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over 5 years ago
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Understanding lung disease in Aboriginal Australians

A new study has confirmed that Aboriginal Australians have low forced vital capacity-or the amount of air that can be forcibly exhaled from the lungs after taking the deepest breath possible.  
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over 5 years ago
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Emphysema on CT an important independent risk factor for death

Emphysema-like lung found on computed tomography (CT) is associated with an increased risk for mortality among people without airflow obstruction or COPD, according to a study published in...  
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over 5 years ago
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Cystic fibrosis research to benefit from lab-grown 'mini-lungs'

Using stem cells derived from patients' skin cells, scientists have made organoids of airway lung tissue that should be more reliable than mice for cystic fibrosis research.  
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over 5 years ago
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Scientists grow 'mini-lungs' to aid the study of cystic fibrosis

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully created 'mini-lungs' using stem cells derived from skin cells of patients with cystic fibrosis, and have shown that these can be...  
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over 5 years ago
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Study may explain low blood oxygen for cystic fibrosis patients with infected lungs

Researchers have defined a new bodily process in mice that may explain why blood oxygen levels are lower for patients with cystic fibrosis when they get a lung infection.  
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over 5 years ago
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Research could be 'life-prolonging' for cystic fibrosis patients

Preventing lung infections in childhood could stop later life-threatening infections for people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to the latest research carried out at Aston University.  
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over 5 years ago
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Garlic extract could help cystic fibrosis patients fight infection

A chemical found in garlic can kill bacteria that cause life-threatening lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, research suggests.  
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over 5 years ago
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After lung transplantation, CF patients require close monitoring for resistance to ganciclovir

A drug called ganciclovir is given to lung transplant patients to protect against a life-threatening virus that is common after transplantation.  
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over 5 years ago
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Scientists opens black box on bacterial growth in cystic fibrosis lung infection

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown for the first time how bacteria can grow directly in the lungs of Cystic fibrosis patients, giving them the opportunity to get...  
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over 5 years ago
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Researchers identify potential drug that could help treat cystic fibrosis

By screening over 2,000 approved drugs and natural products, scientists have shown that tannic acid may help ease the impact of bacterial lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients.  
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over 5 years ago
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Experience in ECMO saves lives: Advanced life-support study reveals differences in survival rates

An advanced form of life support that takes over for the failing hearts and lungs of critically ill patients saves lives.  
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over 5 years ago
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A reduced risk of certain cancers may be conferred on those with lactose intolerance

People with lactose intolerance are at lower risk of suffering from lung, breast and ovarian cancers, according to a new study by researchers at Lund University and Region Skåne in Sweden.  
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over 5 years ago
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Using heart-lung support machine for donations after circulatory death boosted pool of available organs by 20 percent

Using heart-lung support technology, the University of Michigan's Transplant Center was able to increase the number of kidneys, livers and pancreases available for transplant by about 20 percent.  
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over 5 years ago
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Researchers produce iPSC model to better understand genetic lung/liver disease

Using patient-derived stem cells known as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) to study the genetic lung/liver disease called alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency, researchers have for the...  
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over 5 years ago
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Nanoparticles carry drugs selectively to lung tumor sites

Scientists have created nanocarriers that can selectively deliver chemotherapy drugs locally to lung tumor sites without touching healthy tissue, potentially reducing side effects.  
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over 5 years ago