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ASTRO: Proton therapy for lung cancer may help reduce risk of heart diseases
Treating lung cancer patients with proton therapy may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced heart diseases. (2020-10-23)
Lab-grown mini-lungs mimic the real thing - right down to covid infection
A team of Duke researchers has developed a lab-grown living lung model that mimics the tiny air sacs of the lungs where coronavirus infection and serious lung damage take place. (2020-10-22)
'Mini-lungs' reveal early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection
'Mini-lungs' grown from tissue donated to Cambridge hospitals has provided a team of scientists from South Korea and the UK with important insights into how COVID-19 damages the lungs. (2020-10-22)
Vaccine to treat and prevent lung, bowel and pancreatic cancer shows promise in the lab
An experimental vaccine, designed to enlist the body's own immune system to target cancer cells, has shown promise for treating and preventing cancer in mice. (2020-10-22)
Spectral CT improves detection of early-stage coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
According to an open-access article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), the use of spectral CT with electron density imaging could improve the assessment of lung lesion extent in patients with early-stage coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (2020-10-21)
Aging alone does not explain kidney pathology
Histopathology in non-neoplastic kidney tissue from 1,347 nephrectomy specimens showed very limited histopathologic changes in subset of older individuals. (2020-10-21)
CBD helps reduce lung damage from COVID by increasing levels of protective peptide
One way CBD appears to reduce the 'cytokine storm' that damages the lungs and kills many patients with COVID-19 is by enabling an increase in levels of a natural peptide called apelin, which is known to reduce inflammation and whose levels are dramatically reduced in the face of this storm. (2020-10-19)
LSU Health New Orleans review suggests HNB tobacco products may threaten health
A review of heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco products from LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, reports an association with elevated blood pressure, increased heart rate, cell death, and circulatory dysfunction shown by early studies. (2020-10-19)
Moffitt researchers develop tool to better predict treatment course for lung cancer
In a new article published in Nature Communications, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers demonstrate how a deep learning model using positron emission tomography/computerized tomography radiomics can identify which non-small cell lung cancer patients may be sensitive to tyrosine kinase inhibitor treatment and those who would benefit from immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy. (2020-10-16)
Oncotarget: Exosomal lncRNA PCAT-1 promotes Kras-associated chemoresistance
Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 29 reported that Immunosuppressive chemoresistance is a major burden in lung cancer. (2020-10-15)
Ultrasound technique offers more precise, quantified assessments of lung health
Researchers have developed a technique that uses ultrasound to provide non-invasive assessments of pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary edema. (2020-10-15)
Oncotarget: Efavirenz induces DNA damage response pathway in lung cancer
The cover for Issue 41 of Oncotarget features Figure 7, ''IPA ATM-signaling pathway in (A) EFV treated MRC-5 and (B) A549 cells,'' recently published in ''Efavirenz induces DNA damage response pathway in lung cancer'' by Marima, et al. which reported that the cell-cycle related genes are potential gene targets in understanding the effects of efavirenz in lung cancer. (2020-10-14)
Oncotarget: miR-708-5p targets oncogenic prostaglandin E2 production in lung cancer cell
Volume 11, Issue 26 of Oncotarget reported that Lung cancer is of particular importance, as it is the deadliest cancer worldwide. (2020-10-13)
Depression/anxiety in mums-to-be linked to heightened asthma risk in their kids
Depression and anxiety in mums-to-be is linked to a heightened risk of asthma and poorer lung function in their 10 year old children, finds research published online in the journal Thorax. (2020-10-12)
Pulmonary artery thrombosis a complication of radiation therapy
According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology, the imaging findings of in situ pulmonary artery thrombosis (PAT) associated with radiation therapy (RT) are different from those of acute pulmonary emboli and do not appear to embolize. (2020-10-09)
Potential drug treatment for particular type of lung-cancer
Researchers at Kanazawa University report in Nature Communications the mechanism making some lung-cancer patients resistant to the drug osimertinib. (2020-10-05)
Liquid biopsies timely and effective testing method for NSCLC patients in Canada
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) obtained from blood samples may improve diagnostic testing in patients with advanced NSCLC, and may also be faster and less expensive compared to standard tissue profiling, according to research presented today at the IASLC 2020 Lung Cancer Hot Topic: Liquid Biopsy Virtual Conference. (2020-10-02)
Liquid biopsy faster than tissue biopsy, improves time to treat
A pilot study comparing the effects of a liquid biopsy with tissue-based test showed that liquid biopsy turn-around time for results was approximately 10 days faster than the tissue biopsy, according to research presented today at the IASLC 2020 Lung Cancer Hot Topic: Liquid Biopsy Virtual Conference. (2020-10-02)
Innate lymphoid cells regenerate within lung
Max Planck researcher Dominic Grün teamed up with colleagues from Würzburg headed by Georg Gasteiger and generated a comprehensive atlas of Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) of the lung. (2020-09-30)
Researchers create artificial lung to support pre-term babies in distress
An international team led by current and former McMaster University researchers has developed an artificial lung to support pre-term and other newborn babies in respiratory distress. (2020-09-29)
Insight from sports medicine leads to discovery about mussels in acidifying ocean
Feeding rates of blue mussels slow down under ocean acidification conditions, and the cause may be the slowing beat of gill cilia, similar to a known response in human lung cells. (2020-09-29)
Landmark clinical trial shows effectiveness of oral antibiotics in treating cystic fibrosis condition
A major national study led by experts from Bristol and Nottingham has found that oral antibiotics are just as effective as intravenous antibiotics in killing a common germ that causes dangerous complications in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. (2020-09-29)
Clinical trial of selpercatinib shows strong response for patients with non-small cell lung cancer
Drug shown to precisely target non-small cell lung cancer driven by mutations to gene RET. (2020-09-28)
Researchers identify 'druggable' signaling pathway that stimulates lung tissue repair
Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a cellular pathway that can be targeted with a naturally occurring drug to stimulate lung tissue regeneration, which is necessary for recovery from multiple lung injuries. (2020-09-28)
Study shows heating in vaping device as cause for lung injury
Early results of an experimental vaping study have shown significant lung injury from E-cigarette (eC) devices with nickel-chromium alloy heating elements. (2020-09-28)
Lung cancer screening a step closer to reality following combined study
Newly released study results present a strong case for lung cancer screening in New Zealand - particularly for Māori whose mortality rates are between three and four times higher than other ethnic groups. (2020-09-28)
New vulnerability found in lung squamous cancer may facilitate drug targeting
New cancer research by scientists at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and colleagues, shows the potential for targeting a specific circular RNA, known as CDR1as, to attack lung squamous cell cancer. (2020-09-25)
Anxious, moody older adults are vulnerable to worse cognitive function
Some older adults with the neuropathology that causes dementia have more cognitive resilience than others, reports a new study. (2020-09-25)
Carriers of two genetic mutations at greater risk for illness and death from COVID-19
Tel Aviv University researchers suggest that carriers of the genetic mutations PiZ and PiS are at high risk for severe illness and even death from COVID-19. (2020-09-24)
A step toward helping patients breathe deeply
In a new study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) report that a protein called TL1A drives fibrosis in several mouse models, triggering tissue remodeling, and making it harder for lungs and airways to function normally. (2020-09-24)
Study finds lung transplant patients not given antifungal preventive drugs have higher risk of death
Antifungal preventive medications reduce mortality risk by half in the first year following lung transplantation, according to Mayo Clinic research involving 667 patients who received lung transplants from 2005 to 2018. (2020-09-23)
BU researchers discover how COVID-19 may trigger fatal levels of lung inflammation
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, requires models that can duplicate disease development in humans, identify potential targets and enable drug testing. (2020-09-21)
A direct link between smoking and fatal brain haemorrhage demonstrated by a Finnish study
According to a recently published study of Finnish twins, smoking most likely causes a significant share of all cases of subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most fatal type of cerebrovascular disturbances. (2020-09-17)
Three common medications lower risk and mortality for lung cancer
Combined use of aspirin, statins, and metformin is associated with decreased lung cancer incidence and mortality, according to a study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO). (2020-09-17)
How vitamin E acetate might injure vapers' lungs
E-cigarette, or vaping, associated lung injury (EVALI) has sickened thousands of people, most under the age of 35. (2020-09-16)
COVID-19 works with bacteria to increase disease severity in obesity and diabetes
The combined effects of the body's microbiota working together with COVID-19 in the lungs could explain the severity of the disease in people with obesity and diabetes, according to a new article published today in eLife. (2020-09-15)
A scientific advance in studying early-stage lung cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in the US. (2020-09-15)
Imaging agent developed at Washington University spotlights inflammation
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a new PET imaging agent that detects signs of inflammation. (2020-09-14)
New treatments for deadly lung disease could be revealed by 3D modeling
A 3D bioengineered model of lung tissue built by University of Michigan researchers is poking holes in decades worth of flat, Petri dish observations into how the deadly disease pulmonary fibrosis progresses. (2020-09-14)
UNC researchers publish striking images of SARS-CoV-2 infected cells
The UNC School of Medicine laboratory of Camille Ehre, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, produced striking images in respiratory tract cultures of the infectious form of the SARS-CoV-2 virus produced by infected respiratory epithelial cells. (2020-09-10)
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