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Lung Cancer Mortality

Lung Cancer Mortality In Men And Women

Lung Cancer; Early detection and treatment through screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) has been investigated as a potential means of reducing lung cancer deaths for more than two decades. In 2011, a large U.S. study, the randomize National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), report a significant 20% reduction in lung cancer mortality in high-risk current…

Cell Based Therapy

Cell Based Therapy For Premature Infants With Rare Lung Condition

Cell Based Therapy; Researchers suggest a possible cell-based therapy to stimulate lung development in fragile premature infants who suffer from a rare condition called Broncho pulmonary Dysplasia (BPD); which in the most severe cases can lead to lifelong breathing problems and even death. Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center report in the American Journal…

Lung Cancer spreads faster in patients with certain genetic changes

Lung Cancer Spreads Faster With Genetic Changes

Lung Cancer; New study explains why lung cancer spreads faster in patients with certain genetic changes, and suggests that taking vitamin E, long thought of as preventive, may cause the same spread. Led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and Perlmutter Cancer Center, experiments in mice and human tissue reveal how mechanisms that protect…

Lung Cancer Is Leading Cancer Killer In World

Lung Cancer Is Leading Cancer Killer In World

Lung Cancer; In a study published online in Nature on June 26, research teams led by Dr. Yang Weiwei at the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Dr. Li Guohui from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of CAS reported a new function of uridine diphosphate glucose…

Thoracic medicine

Link Between Hypertension and Air Pollution

The researches find that the air pollution and living in apartment buildings may be associated with an increased risk for dangerous conditions like heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death in developing countries. Hypertension and metabolic syndrome are important causes of cardiovascular diseases. Metabolic syndrome is further…

Lower Respiratory Infections

Lower Respiratory Infections Causing Bacteria Are Resistant To Antibiotics

Lower Respiratory Infections; Scientists at the Quadram Institute and the University of East Anglia (UEA) have developed a new, rapid way of diagnosing bacterial lower respiratory tract infections in hours rather than days, that could improve patient care and slow the spread of antimicrobial resistance. The method is published today in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Lower…

Lung diseases are leading causes of both disability and death

Lung Diseases Are Leading Causes Of Both Disability And Death

Lung Diseases; Scientists spanning several disciplines have come up with an optical fiber based probe much thinner than a hair, but which carries 19 sensors to measure changes in oxygen and pH deep in the lung. This flexible optical probe provides rapid and accurate measurements for deep body sensing to within 0.02 pH units and…

The building blocks of the human lungs and airways

Lungs Map Uncovers New Insights Into Asthma

Lungs; For the first time, researchers have mapped the building blocks of the human lungs and airways, in both asthma patients and normal people. The research from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, University Medical Center Groningen, Open Targets, GSK and collaborators reveal the identity of each cell type, creating the first draft Human Cell Atlas of…

Improved Treatment for survival among patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer

Improved Treatment Among Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

Improved Treatment; The addition of bevacizumab to carboplatin/pemetrexed is associate with improve overall survival among patients with advanced non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to a study publish in the May issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. For patients with advanced non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors do…

the cancer immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab

Immunotherapy Drug Shows Potential To Cure Advanced Lung Cancer

Immunotherapy Drug; In a new study including Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers, the cancer immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda), increase survival for patients with advance non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a disease once consider an aggressive, and uniformly fatal cancer. The findings were present at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)…

Lung Disease

Lung Disease In Dentistry Professionals Can Prevent By Different Ways

Lung Disease; Inhaling dangerous particulates is a hazard of coal mining, mold remediation, sandblasting and dentistry. Fotinos Panagakos, associate dean of research at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, is collaborating with a team at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to study how microscopic, airborne particulates and gases might be generate…

Lung Edema

Lung Edema Can Be Treated By Protein Activity

Lung Edema; Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago describe for the first time the role of a unique, pressure sensing protein in the development of lung edema a condition in which chronic high vascular pressure in the lungs causes fluid from the bloodstream to enter the air spaces of the lungs. The results,…