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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Nintedanib plus Sildenafil no Better Than Nintedanib

Nintedanib plus sildenafil does not provide benefit over nintedanib alone for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and diffusion capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO) of 35% or less of the predicted value, according to a study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The research was published to coincide with the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2018.

Improvement in Annual Lung Cancer Screening Required, Researchers Say

A study from the Thoracic Oncology Research Group (TORG), Division of Pulmonary Critical Care, Medical University of South Carolina aimed to examine the adherence to annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening after baselines LDCT within the Veteran Health Administration Lung Cancer Screening Demonstration Project (LCDSDP).

The study will be presented at the CHEST Annual Meeting 2018 in San Antonio and a discussion highlighting the latest updates made the CHEST Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines will take place

The Neuroscience of the Perfect Putt in Golf Elaborated

Sports fans across the world watched the American golfer Tiger Woods roll in a putt to win the PGA Tour's season-ending Tour Championship on September 23. His victory caps a remarkable comeback from personal struggles and injuries that caused him to plummet to 1,199 in the world rankings less than a year ago, and restores him as one of the world's best.

Homeopathy Taken to A New Level in Bangladesh, Health Minister

The heath minister spoke at their annual congress in Cox’s Bazar and said many people, mostly in rural areas, still depend on homeopathy for prevention and cure of diseases.

“It’s an old form of treatment method. They get it easy. It’s cheap,” he said, “but you have to earn people’s trust.” He said some homeopathy practitioners make false claim that they can treat all diseases.

Structural Insight Into Microtubule Stabilization & Kinesin Inhibition By Tau

Microtubules help to regulate cell structure throughout our bodies. A group of researchers has used cryo-electron microscopy to shed light on how a certain protein keeps microtubules stable and regulates microtubule-based transport within cells. 

The new insights could help to develop a medical treatment for diseases such as dementia and heart failure. The study was published in the Journal of Cell Biology.