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Flesh-eating bug spreads in Britain


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) A flesh-eating form of pneumonia that is easily passed between healthy people on public transport is spreading across Britain, the Daily Mail reported.The deadly strain of ... Read more...

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New ICU drug could cut lung injuries


June 8th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Fatal lung injuries caused by ventilators in intensive care units (ICUs) may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new drug being developed ... Read more...

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850 ill due to chlorine poisoning in Egypt


May 30th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 850 people fell ill due to chlorine poisoning after toxic gas leaked from a shop in Egypt's north, a media report said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Tuberculosis enzyme responsible for lung destruction identified


April 26th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Scientists have identified a key enzyme responsible for destroying lung tissue in tuberculosis (TB), a finding that could lead to new treatments.The new research shows that in ... Read more...

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Blood protein in lung cancer may help improve diagnosis, treatment


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein in the blood of lung cancer patients that could be used in a test for the disease, which is difficult to diagnose in ... Read more...

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Enzyme lowers vitamin D’s anti-cancer abilities


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered that an enzyme, which plays a role in metabolizing vitamin D, can predict lung cancer survival.Previous ... Read more...

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Radio-guided op safe, simple way to remove cancerous nodules in lung


February 28th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Italian researchers have suggested that using tiny spheres of radioactive liquid to guide surgeons as they remove potentially cancerous material in the lungs is safe and more effective ... Read more...

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Viral infection unlikely to advance deadly lung disease


February 27th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A study conducted by researchers from the U.S., Korea and Japan has found that acute viral infection is not a primary cause of acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency alters lung structure and function


January 29th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to alter lung structure and function in a new study in young mice.The new study, conducted by researchers in Australia, offers ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for controlling dangerous inflammation in lungs


January 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists at the Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, have found a new therapeutic target for controlling dangerous inflammation in the lungs.They have found that blocking the activation ... Read more...

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Protein involved in cystic fibrosis linked to chronic lung diseases


December 30th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A research team at Johns Hopkins Children's Center has found that a protein involved in cystic fibrosis (CF) also regulates inflammation and cell death in emphysema and may ... Read more...

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Second-hand smoke ‘triggers inflammatory response in lungs’


August 27th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Colorado-Denver have found that second-hand smoke triggers a complex inflammatory response in rat lungs.The team found that two months of exposure to second-hand ... Read more...

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Natural lung material can be used to engineer lung tissue from stem cells


August 20th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have successfully used cell-depleted lung as a natural growth matrix for generating new rat lung from embryonic stem cells.Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) ... Read more...

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Artificial lungs offers hope to transplant patients


July 15th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Scientists have been able to grow artificial lungs that function in rats.They hope that a similar technique could one day engineer donor organs for humans.Currently, donor organs are ... Read more...

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Scientists implant regenerated lung tissue in rats


June 25th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Scientists have successfully implanted engineered lung tissue in rats, raising hopes of regeneration of entire lungs for humans. Lung disease accounts for around 400,000 deaths each year in the ... Read more...

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Regular use of vitamin E may cut COPD risk


May 17th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at Cornell University and Brigham and Women's Hospital has suggested that long-term, regular use of vitamin E in women 45 years of ... Read more...

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Polymer pill the best method to improve lung cancer diagnosis


April 29th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Diagnosis of lung cancer would soon become more effective, thanks to scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), who claim that a polymer pill is ... Read more...

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New approach for identifying smokers at highest lung cancer risk


April 8th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A new approach for identifying smokers at the highest risk for developing lung cancer has been discovered by scientists from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) in collaboration ... 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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Tobacco smoke promotes lung cancer growth


January 20th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Besides causing lung cancer, repeated exposure to tobacco smoke can promote the growth of pre-existing cancer tumours, say researchers.Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of ... Read more...

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Why inflammation ravages ex-smokers’ lungs


October 29th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine claim to have unravelled the mystery behind why inflammation still ravages lungs of some smokers who have kicked the habit years ago.They ... Read more...

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Molecule key to non-smoking lung cancer identified


July 28th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Scientists from Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Centre and at the National Cancer Institute have identified a protein that appears to play a vital role in lung cancer ... Read more...

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Coal dust exposure linked to emphysema severity


July 24th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Exposure to coal dust can increase the severity of emphysema in smokers and non-smokers alike, according to a new study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and ... Read more...

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Childhood exposure to tobacco smoke may lead to early emphysema later


May 20th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Constant exposure to tobacco smoke puts kids at a higher risk of developing early emphysema later in life, say researchers."Emphysematous 'holes' in the lung that begin as small ... Read more...

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Why some people are more suscepticle to flu


March 27th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 27 (ANI): Braunschweig Helmholtz researchers have found that an excessive immune response is responsible for the fatal outcome of influenza illnesses in mice.The researchers have also found that this ... Read more...

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Scientists turn benign virus into good gene therapy carrier for cystic fibrosis


February 17th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 17 (ANI): A collaborative study led by scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Iowa has led to the conversion of a relatively benign virus ... Read more...

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Immune system may worsen chronic lung diseases in smokers


February 10th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): The immune system of smokers with chronic lung diseases can backfire, and actually worsen their condition, according to new University of Cincinnati (UC) research. In the pre-clinical study, ... Read more...

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Genes that gave 1918 flu virus extraordinary virulence identified


December 30th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified a set of three genes that gave the 1918 virus behind the "Spanish flu", which claimed about 20 to ... Read more...

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Common food additive may increase cancer risk


December 29th, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): A diet high in inorganic phosphates, which are found in a variety of processed foodsincluding meats, cheeses, beverages, and bakery productscan increase the risk and spread of ... Read more...

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Diesel truckers at increased lung cancer risk due to exhaust


December 10th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 10 (ANI): Trucking company workers are at an increased risk of developing lung cancer due to regular exposure to diesel exhaust, say researchers.The research team from University of California ... Read more...

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Gene that protects body from lung cancer identified


December 3rd, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Nottingham have identified a gene that protects the body from lung cancer.In the study, the researchers found that the tumour suppressor gene, ... Read more...

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Scorpion venom may help fight brain cancer


October 3rd, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): It may sound like the ultimate poison, but radioactive scorpion venom is being tested as a treatment for malignant brain cancer.The sting of the Middle Eastern scorpion ... Read more...

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Protein that may stop cancer spread identified


September 16th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Researchers from Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee have found a new synthetic form of protein that holds promise to stop cancer progression.The protein CXCL12, also known ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researcher unveils gene behind debilitating lung disease


September 13th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 13 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has unveiled a gene that acts as a "master switch" to turn on numerous antioxidant ... Read more...

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Heart patients to get a new drug


August 29th, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new drug that will treat heart disease and angina without aggravating any underlying respiratory problems.The University of Nottingham researchers have already developed a molecule ... Read more...

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