Air pollution speeds up emphysema

Air pollution's effect on the progress of emphysema in the lungs is "in the same league as the effects of cigarette smoking."

David Hill-Buffalo | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine air-pollution emphysema lungs ozone pollution

Portable breath analyzer spots lung disease faster than docs

The new device is about the size of a shoebox and can detect acute respiratory distress syndrome with 90% accuracy in much less time than current methods.

Jim Lynch-Michigan | Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine biomarkers doctors hospitals lungs

Standard approach to mild asthma often falls short

Different types of asthma may require different kinds of treatments, according to research that finds the current treatment may not work for everyone.

Northwestern U. | July 17, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine asthma lungs medications

‘Trained’ master cells could improve TB vaccine

Training certain cells "might be one way we can make a more effective vaccine for TB."

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | June 7, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine immune-systems lungs tuberculosis vaccines

Can we spot lung cancer before it starts?

An immune system boost could prevent lung cancer, researchers say.

Sara Rimer-Boston U | May 8, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer genes immune-systems lung-cancer lungs

Device auto-squeezes bag valve masks to save lives

A new device could be useful in developing countries where some family members squeeze intubation bags for hours on end to keep loved ones alive.

Mike Williams-Rice | May 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine air emergency-medicine lungs

Watch: 3D-printed air sac mimics lung and ‘breathes’

A new bioprinting technique clears a major hurdle on path to 3D printing replacement organs.

Jade Boyd-Rice | May 3, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine 3d-printing biomimicry blood-vessels liver lungs

New lung transplant policy causes logistical trouble

A policy change regarding lung transplants increases logistical burdens and raises costs, say researchers.

Kristina Sauerwein-Washington University | April 29, 2019 | futurity
~10 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine hospitals lungs transplants

Asthma can keep horses from winning races

Asthma can keep racehorses from running their fastest, say researchers.

Kayla Zacharias-Purdue | April 24, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine asthma horses lungs veterinary-science

CRISPR thwarts fatal lung disease in fetal mice

"We wanted to know if this could work at all. The trick was how to direct the gene-editing machinery to target cells that line the airways of the lungs."

Karen Kreeger-Penn | April 22, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health fetus genes genetic-engineering lungs

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