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June 24, 2019

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E-Cigarette Vapor Disables Key Immune Cells in the Lung and Boosts Inflammation

E-cigarette vapor boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of ... read more

Women Who Clean at Home or Work Face Increased Lung Function Decline, Study Finds

Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung ... read more

Resveratrol May Be an Effective Intervention for Lung Aging

Researchers demonstrate, for the first time that inhaled resveratrol treatments slow aging-related degenerative changes in mouse lung. Lung aging, characterized by airspace enlargement and decreasing ... read more

Stem Cells Grown Into 3-D Lung-in-a-Dish

By coating tiny gel beads with lung-derived stem cells and then allowing them to self-assemble into the shapes of the air sacs found in human lungs, researchers have succeeded in creating ... read more
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Good Physical Fitness in Middle Age Linked to Lower Chronic Lung Disease Risk

Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD), suggests new ... read more

Occupational Hazards Account for More Than One in Ten People With Range of Lung Diseases

More than 1 in 10 people with a range of non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick as a result of inhaling vapors, gas, dust or fumes at work, according to a new ... read more

Non-Invasive Imaging Technique Valid for Identifying Small Airway Disease in Lung

Landmark study confirms ability of non-invasive imaging technique to identify early signs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ... read more

Researchers Breathe New Life Into COPD Research Using Mouse Models

Researchers revealed that the immune cells basophils caused emphysema in mice with COPD-like features induced by intranasal administration of elastase. They showed that basophils, previously linked ... read more

Benzodiazepines in Patients With COPD and PTSD May Increase Suicide Risk

Long-term use of benzodiazepine medications in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, as well as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may lead to increased suicide risk, ... read more

People With COPD Suffer Fewer Lung-Related Problems When Treated With Targeted Lung Denervation

First results from a clinical trial of a procedure to open obstructed airways in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have shown that it significantly reduces problems ... read more

Testosterone Replacement Therapy May Slow the Progression of COPD

Testosterone replacement therapy may slow disease progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new ... read more

Natural 'Breakdown' of Chemicals Predicts Lung Damage in 9/11 Firefighters

Abnormal levels of more than two dozen metabolites -- chemicals produced in the body as it breaks down fats, proteins and carbohydrates -- can reliably predict which Sept. 11 firefighters developed ... read more

Autoimmunity Plays Role in Development of COPD

Autoimmunity plays a role in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study that analyzed human genome ... read more

Childhood Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Increase Risk of Adult Lung Disease Death

A new study suggests that long-term exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) death in ... read more

More Than 40 Percent of Women With Asthma May Develop COPD, but Risk May Be Reduced

More than four in 10 women with asthma may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study conducted in Ontario, ... read more

Cannabis Does Not Improve Breathlessness During Exercise in Patients With Advanced COPD

Inhaled vaporized cannabis does not appear to improve or worsen exercise performance and activity-related breathlessness in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ... read more

Stem Cell Therapy Drug May Protect Against Smoke-Related COPD Symptoms

A drug used in stem cell therapy to treat certain cancers may also protect against cigarette smoke-induced lung ... read more

Flavonoids May Slow Lung Function Decline Due to Aging

A type of flavonoid found in dark-pigmented fruits like red grapes and blueberries may slow the lung function decline that occurs with ... read more

Research Sheds Light on a Novel Disease Mechanism in Chronic Smokers

Research suggests that an immune signalling protein called interleukin (IL)-26 is increased among chronic smokers with lung disease and this involvement reveals disease mechanisms of interest for ... read more

How the Power of Mathematics Can Help Assess Lung Function

Researchers have developed a new computational way of analyzing X-ray images of lungs, which could herald a breakthrough in the diagnosis and assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ... read more

Occupational Exposures Linked With Increased Risk of COPD

A study with more than 3,300 participants in 12 countries has established a relationship between occupational exposure to biological dusts, gases, fumes and pesticides and COPD. The researchers did a ... read more

COPD-Associated Inflammation Halted in Model Experiment

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD for short, is believed to be the third most common cause of death worldwide. However, because the underlying mechanism is still largely unknown, ... read more

Formidable Duo: Protective Effect of CD9 and CD81 in COPD and Accelerated Aging

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease of accelerated lung aging, but the mechanism remains unclear. Researchers studied the aging-like phenotype and its underlying mechanisms in a ... read more

Almost 100 Million Adults Have COPD in China

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is widespread in China with 8.6 percent of the country's adult population -- almost 100 million people -- suffering from the chronic lung disease, ... read more

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