COPD lung diseases have no cure; symptoms can be controlled
COPD refers to a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make breathing difficult. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that make up COPD, according to the Mayo Clinic. COPD cannot be cured, and the damage to the ...
The Columbian - Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:05

DiscoveryBioMed Discovers Novel Monotherapy for Lung Diseases Such as CF
DiscoveryBioMed, Inc. has announced the discovery of a novel, small molecule class of monotherapy that is already in the development process and may be able to impact the two major drug targets associated with the dysfunction and underlying ...
Lung Disease News - Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:23

Finding Points to a Cause of Chronic Lung Disease
(Holtzman Lab) Scientists have long suspected that respiratory viruses — the sort that cause common colds or bronchitis — play a critical role in the long-term development of chronic lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary ...
Drug Discovery & Development - Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:07

Childhood syndrome combining lung disease, arthritis is identified
Patients with the newly discovered syndrome have a poor prognosis, and at present can only be treated with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant drugs. Many have lung disease so severe that they must receive lung transplants. Thanks to biological ...
Medical Xpress - Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:00

New autoimmune syndrome discovered using genome sequencing
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog) - Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:03

Lung Diseases Found to Be Primarily Linked to Defects in Stem Cells and Not to ...
Lung diseases like pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema, both characterized by damage to the lung alveoli (tiny air exchange sacs) and inflammation that compromises oxygen transfer and can lead to severe breathing difficulties, are often detected in ...
Lung Disease News - Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:10

Sasol coal miners seek damages over lung disease
COAL miners in South Africa who worked at a unit of Sasol and contracted lung diseases filed a suit seeking damages from the company, according to their lawyer. The 22 current and former workers contracted illnesses "as a result of their employment" at ...
BDlive - Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:51

Sasol employees suing for R80m
The New Age Online - Sun, 05 Apr 2015 20:33

Cattle research may provide lung disease clues
The discovery of a genetic mutation that can cause pulmonary hypertension in cattle grazed at high altitudes could shed new light on lung diseases affecting humans, according to new research published earlier this week in the journal Nature ...
RedOrbit - Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:55

New Research Leads To Potential Therapeutic Target for Lung Diseases
CF is a life-threatening genetic disease in which a defective gene causes the body to form unusually thick, sticky mucus that is difficult to cough up and can result in serious respiratory and gastrointestinal manifestations. Both lung diseases have a ...
Lung Disease News - Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:06

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