The growing worldwide epidemic of respiratory diseases can be attributed to simple everyday factors such as tobacco smoke, air pollution, occupational chemicals, or dust. These diseases involve the infection or … Continue Reading How airway cells work together in regeneration and aging.
An extremely common condition rising at an alarming rate due to environmental and lifestyle causal elements, respiratory disease is the third leading cause of death worldwide. Despite the copious amounts … Continue Reading Severely damaged human lungs successfully recovered using transgenic system.
Our immune system, consisting of proteins, microbes, and specialized immune cells known as white blood cell cells, is crucial for survival. Macrophages are a white blood cell engulfing and destroying … Continue Reading Newly discovered lung-only immune cells may have implications for coronavirus.
Nearly 12 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with roughly 180,000 patients dying annually with end-stage refractory lung diseases. The only option … Continue Reading Donor stem cells used to grow fully functioning lungs in live mice.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic-based disorder primarily affecting the lungs. The gene affected by cystic fibrosis is CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator), controlling the movement of electrolytes in and … Continue Reading New lung cell type discovered.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a potentially lethal disease associated with the presence of critically short telomeres, and currently lacking effective treatment. Now, a study from researchers at CNIO cures this … Continue Reading Researchers cure lung fibrosis in mice by lengthening telomeres.
There are two classifications of cells in the human body, namely, germ cells that are used to make sperm and eggs, and somatic cells making up every other cell in … Continue Reading New lung cell type identified.
Sleep apnea’s variable oxygen levels cause damage that is detectable at the tissue level. Although many other confounding factors exist, sleep apnea is shown to be an independent factor associated … Continue Reading Study shows that sleep apnea can help enable the spread of lung cancer cells.
Lung disease causes more than 200,000 deaths annually in the United States. Although the lung is generally considered slow to respond to disease and injury, it does undergo regenerative processes, … Continue Reading Researchers develop tissue-engineered model of human lung and trachea.
Abnormalities in human airway smooth muscle cell function and structure play critical roles in chronic inflammatory airway diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cystic fibrosis. One key … Continue Reading Olfactory receptors discovered in human bronchi.
Cancer is recognized globally as one of the most costly and deadly health problems, with lung cancer being the leading cause of cancer related deaths. Lung cancer is classified into … Continue Reading Biomarker for most common form of lung cancer in it’s early stages identified.
It has been shown that patterns of poor nutritional intake may exacerbate the elevated morbidity experienced by cancer survivors. While most cancer patients in the United States are motivated to … Continue Reading Large-scale study investigates the diet quality of cancer survivors.
The mucus barrier protects foreign materials and bacteria from entering and/or infecting lungs. In healthy lungs, inhaled matter is typically trapped in airway mucus and subsequently swept away from the … Continue Reading Researchers successfully bypass the mucus barrier in lungs for the first time.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) causes a gradual loss of respiratory capacity and can be lethal within a few years. The cause is unknown, although it can be attributed to a … Continue Reading Researchers identify the causal link between telomere shortening and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Each year about one in every nine infants in the United States is born preterm (before 37 weeks), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Premature birth can … Continue Reading Researchers identify molecular mechanisms within fetal lungs responsible for initiating labour.
Survival rates for patients with lung cancer increase dramatically the earlier the disease is diagnosed, underscoring the need for effective biomarkers that can be used for detection. Now, scientists at … Continue Reading Researchers discover ‘highly effective’ new biomarker for lung cancer in human trials.