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.
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.
MERS is caused by an emerging human coronavirus, which is distinct from the SARS coronavirus. Since its identification in 2012, MERS has been linked to over 1,300 infections and close … Continue Reading New synthetic-DNA vaccine protects against MERS in simian model.
Researchers discover new molecular-based immune response which protects lungs during severe infections.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a novel molecular mechanism that tightens the bonds between the cells that line blood vessels to form a leak-proof barrier. … Continue Reading Researchers discover new molecular-based immune response which protects lungs during severe infections.
In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year … Continue Reading First broadscale study finds trees saving lives, reducing respiratory problems.