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Protein shows promise in treating smoker’s diseases


January 16th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) caused by excessive smoking is characterized by blockage or narrowing of airways in the lungs. Researchers identified the protein SAA as ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for asthma, other lung disorders identified


April 18th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): A researcher has discovered a molecule's previously unknown role as a major trigger for airway remodeling, which impairs lung function, making the molecule a promising therapeutic target for ... Read more...

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Key mechanism of childhood respiratory disease identified


March 8th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a crucial part of the process by which one of the world's most common and dangerous early childhood infections, respiratory syncytial virus, causes disease.By analysing ... Read more...

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New way to halt lung inflammation in animal models discovered


January 15th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Researchers at University of Colorado School of Medicine seem to have discovered a new way to halt lung inflammation.In the study, researchers used animal models of ALI (acute ... Read more...

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Growth defects in patients with cystic fibrosis ‘may start before birth’


November 10th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study by University of Iowa researchers, using a pig model of cystic fibrosis (CF), has suggested that low levels of a growth promoting hormone at or ... Read more...

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‘Space mice’ may pave way to help keep humans fit in space


October 30th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): On its last flight, Discovery will not just carry astronauts, but 16 rodent passengers too.The project is aimed at understanding why space flights make humans more vulnerable to ... Read more...

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Purple periwinkles may help fight inflammatory diseases


May 4th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Vinpocetine, a natural product derived from the periwinkle plant, can act as a novel anti-inflammatory agent that may one day be used for the treatment of chronic obstructive ... Read more...

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Blackcurrants may ease asthma


March 29th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Natural chemicals from blackcurrants may ease breathing in some types of asthma, says a new study. Researchers from Plant & Food Research (PFR), a New Zealand government owned ... Read more...

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Cure asthma by eating Blackcurrant’s: researchers


March 28th, 2010 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Eating blackcurrant's may help asthma sufferers breathe more easily, according to a study by New Zealand company Plant and Food Research. The study, led by Dr Roger Hurst and ... Read more...

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Spending even two hours in traffic can cause heart problems


January 23rd, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 23 (ANI): Spending even two hours in traffic can prove dangerous, as inhalation of ultrafine particulate found in fossil-fuel combustion can change heart rhythm, risking the chances of serious cardiac ... Read more...

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Scientists unearth the yin and yang of asthma


March 30th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 30 (ANI): A study has shed some light on how an enzyme prompts an allergic reaction, and how a vitamin dampens the inflammatory effect, in people with asthma.A consortium of ... Read more...

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Popular decongestant creates breathing distress in infants


January 13th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) A popular menthol compound used for relieving symptoms of cough and congestion, instead creates breathing distress in infants and small children, according to the latest research. The study ... Read more...

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Now, a natural method to clean up potentially toxic nano materials


December 17th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): University of Pittsburgh researchers have come up with a non-toxic natural method for biodegrading carbon nanotubes, which may help reduce the environmental and health concerns regarding the ... Read more...

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Safe method to clean up toxic nano-materials developed


December 17th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) A natural, nontoxic method for biodegrading carbon nanotubes could help diminish environmental and health concerns about using such materials.A Pittsburgh University research team has found that carbon ... Read more...

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Common lung infection virus can trigger asthmatic symptoms in kids


October 22nd, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): American scientists have found that a common lung infection virus, which generally comes and goes without causing any long lasting impact on children, may actually hide in ... Read more...

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Monitoring exhaled nitric oxide does not improve asthma control


September 20th, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): Monitoring levels of exhaled nitric oxide in teenagers having asthma and adjusting treatment accordingly has no influence in improving the course of the condition, according to a ... Read more...

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New discovery may help switch off lung inflammation from flu


July 29th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): Researchers at Imperial College London have made a discovery that could lead to treatments that turn off inflammation in the lungs caused by influenza and other infections. The ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoke worsens flu, other viral infections


July 25th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Cold and flu virus symptoms often mild in non-smokers can seriously hit smokers, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine. The study identified the mechanism by ... Read more...

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Why cigarette smoke makes flu, other viral infections worse


July 25th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): A new study in mice has provided an insight into why viral infections have more severe consequences in individuals exposed to cigarette smoke than in those not ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for severe lung disease identified


June 30th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois, Chicago, have identified a new therapeutic target that may harbour a cure for lung inflammation and injury.Acute respiratory distress syndrome, also ... Read more...

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Breath, phlegm tests may cut asthmatic kids steroid use


June 19th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Researchers at Imperial College London have suggested that testing the breath and phlegm of children with severe asthma might spare them from potentially damaging oral steroid drugs.They ... Read more...

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Carbon monoxide may benefit bypass surgery patients


May 24th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 24 (ANI): Though carbon monoxide (CO) is known to have long lasting harmful effects on heart, a new study suggests that the lethal gas can actually be beneficial for ... Read more...

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Family disputes autopsy report of Malaysian Tamil girl


March 23rd, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, March 23 (IANS) The family of a Malaysian Tamil girl, who died after shooting practice, has disputed the post-mortem report that says lung-inflammation and heart-related problems were the cause of ... Read more...

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Farm kids have lower asthma risk as compared to city kids


November 14th, 2007 - 2:23 am ICT by admin
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