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No blood vessels without cloche
After 20 years of searching, scientists discover the mystic gene controlling vessel and blood cell growth in the embryo. (2016-07-18)
Early echocardiography to study pulmonary hypertension in mouse model of bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine who focus on bronchopulmonary dysplasia and pulmonary hypertension, a common lung disease in premature infants, have shown that echocardiography can be used to detect the pulmonary hypertension in neonatal mice at an earlier time point than previously thought. (2016-07-15)
Hybrid immune cells in early-stage lung cancer spur anti-tumor T cells to action
Researchers have identified a unique subset of these cells that exhibit hybrid characteristics of two immune cell types -- neutrophils and antigen-presenting cells -- in samples from early-stage human lung cancers. (2016-07-14)
New tool to identify persons with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
Researchers have developed a diagnostic model that is highly predictive of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. (2016-07-13)
Revolutionary surgery for lung cancer
The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre is launching a major international clinical trial to test a minimally invasive and safer surgical approach for patients with lung cancer: video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy with ultrasonic pulmonary artery sealing. (2016-07-11)
Statins may be associated with reduced mortality in 4 common cancers
A diagnosis of high cholesterol is associated with reduced mortality and improved survival in the four most common cancers, according to research presented today at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology 2016. (2016-07-08)
Mitochondria are exploited in cancer for tumor cell motility and metastatic competence
Scientists at The Wistar Institute have identified a specific network of proteins present in mitochondria of tumor cells that is essential for maintaining a clean function of mitochondria, enabling not only the proliferation of tumor cells but also their ability to move and invade distant organs. (2016-07-07)
CT follow-up sufficient for some lung nodules
Annual low-dose computed-tomography (CT) screening can eliminate the need for biopsy or surgery in nonsolid lung nodules, according to a new study. (2016-07-05)
New targeted gene therapy could lead to improved treatment for emphysema
Researchers have developed a new strategy using lung-targeted gene therapy that may lead to improved treatments for inherited diseases including emphysema. (2016-07-05)
Researchers identify the molecular roots of lung damage in preemies with GI disease
Johns Hopkins researchers report they have figured out a root cause of the lung damage that occurs in up to 10 percent of premature infants who develop necrotizing enterocolitis, a disorder that damages and kills the lining of the intestine. (2016-06-29)
Radiation-guided nanoparticles zero in on metastatic cancer
Zap a tumor with radiation to trigger expression of a molecule, then attack that molecule with a drug-loaded nanoparticle. (2016-06-29)
Researcher awarded $2.8 million to study use of nanotechnology in cancer treatment
Julia Ljubimova, MD, PhD, director of the Nanomedicine Research Center in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery, has received a $2.8 million federal grant to advance her research of tumor nanoimmunology to treat cancers of the brain, breast, lung and other organs. (2016-06-29)
Rehab therapy while in ICU for respiratory failure does not reduce hospital length of stay
In a study appearing in the June 28 issue of JAMA, Peter E. (2016-06-28)
Lung cancer experts seek public comments on revised molecular testing guideline
The College of American Pathologists, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the Association for Molecular Pathology announced today the open comment period for the revised evidence-based guideline, 'Molecular Testing Guideline for Selection of Lung Cancer Patients for EGFR and ALK Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors.' (2016-06-28)
Latest research on physical therapy in ICU setting a 'surprising reversal'
In a surprising about-face, researchers have determined that a protocol providing physical therapy to ICU patients with acute respiratory failure did not shorten hospital length of stay. (2016-06-28)
Researchers find a likely cause of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that a likely cause of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors is deficiency in nonsense-mediated RNA decay, a system cells use to control which genes are activated. (2016-06-27)
The silencer: Study reveals how a cancer gene promotes tumor growth
A Yale-led study describes how a known cancer gene, EGFR, silences genes that typically suppress tumors. (2016-06-23)
Mini-guts predict cystic fibrosis patients' response to therapy
Mini-guts grown in the lab using cystic fibrosis patients' cells can help pinpoint those who are most likely to benefit from new drugs, according to a new study. (2016-06-22)
For women, healthy diets may help with mobility when aging
In a large study conducted by at Brigham and Women's Hospital, researchers found an association between women who maintain a healthy diet and a reduction in the risk of developing impaired physical function as they age. (2016-06-22)
GW researchers receive $1.6 million to improve cardiac function during heart failure
Researchers at the George Washington University received $1.6 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to find ways to restore parasympathetic activity to the heart through oxytocin neuron activation. (2016-06-22)
The call of the sea: Mammalian evolutionary transitions back to the sea
Though mammals adapted on land, a new study by Maria Chikina and Nathan Clark has shown that during three major independent evolutionary events, a number of mammals hearkened back to the sea. (2016-06-22)
Blood test shows promise in gauging severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that rising blood levels of a protein called hematoma derived growth factor are linked to the increasing severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a form of damaging high blood pressure in the lungs. (2016-06-20)
Illuminating detection of deep cancers
Tokyo Tech and UEC researchers develop a new bioluminescence imaging system to improve detection sensitivity of targets in deep tissues. (2016-06-20)
Combined radiotherapy and immunotherapy improve efficacy in a murine lung cancer model
In this issue of JCI Insight, researchers from the NYU Langone Medical Center and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute used a genetically engineered mouse model of non-small cell lung cancer to examine the efficacy of treatment with radiotherapy and a PD-1 inhibitory antibody. (2016-06-16)
New procedure allows long-term culturing of adult stem cells
A new procedure developed at Massachusetts General Hospital may revolutionize the culturing of adult stem cells. (2016-06-16)
Legions of immune cells in the lung keep Legionella at bay
A team of specialist researchers in Melbourne believe they have found a major response that helps keep the Legionella infection at bay. (2016-06-15)
Study confirms that breast is best for premature babies' hearts
Breastfeeding premature babies improves long-term heart structure and function, an Oxford University study has found. (2016-06-14)
Study identifies a potential therapeutic target for lung cancer
In this month's issue of the JCI, a team led by Julian Sage and Irving Weissman at Stanford University identified a molecular target that may stimulate a patient's own immune system to destroy lung tumors. (2016-06-13)
Lung research -- EU Horizon 2020 funding to predict nanotoxicity
Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have received more than €1 million in the framework of the European Horizon 2020 Initiative. (2016-06-13)
Researchers discover new therapeutic approach for cardiorenal syndrome type 2
A study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology suggests a new therapeutic approach to treat the development of chronic kidney disease secondary to chronic heart failure, known as cardiorenal syndrome type 2. (2016-06-13)
Middle-aged more likely to be diagnosed with advanced lung cancer
Younger patients aged 50 to 64 are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage lung cancer than older patients according to new data being presented at the Cancer Outcomes and Data Conference in Manchester today. (2016-06-13)
Mouse model shows that Notch activation can drive metastatic prostate cancer
Notch signaling is involved in prostate cancer and, in a paper published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions have shown that, in a mouse model of the disease, Notch promotes metastasis, or the ability of the tumors to spread to other organs. (2016-06-13)
Many family physicians have inaccurate knowledge about lung cancer screening
Although clinical trials have shown that lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) can detect lung cancers early and reduce lung cancer mortality, less than half of family physicians in a recent survey agreed that screening reduces lung cancer-related deaths. (2016-06-13)
Adjuvant chemotherapy improves overall survival in patients with stage IB NSCLC
The use of adjuvant chemotherapy in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients improves overall survival and five-year OS in patients with tumor sizes ranging from 3-7 cm. (2016-06-13)
CNIO researchers discover a mechanism that reverses resistance to antiangiogenic drugs
Researchers from the Breast Cancer Clinical Research Unit at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have just published an important finding regarding antiangiogenic drugs. (2016-06-09)
Lung cancer breath 'signature' presents promise for earlier diagnosis
A single breath may be all it takes to identify the return of lung cancer after surgery, according to a study posted online today by The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. (2016-06-09)
New study lays groundwork for potential new anti-cancer therapy
Identifying the cell of origin is crucial to understanding how a tumor develops and metastasizes and for developing targeted therapies. (2016-06-08)
New mutation-testing technology has potential to guide targeted lung and colorectal cancer therapies
A new technology suitable for practical clinical testing can detect KRAS gene mutations in lung and colorectal cancers and could thereby facilitate targeted therapies, according to a new report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. (2016-06-08)
IASLC pleased by FDA approval of blood test to detect mutations in lung cancer
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer praises the US Food and Drug Administration's decision to approve the first blood test to detect an oncogenic driver mutation in non-small cell lung cancer. (2016-06-08)
Modeling the correct doses for disease-fighting drugs
Publishing earlier this week in the American Society for Microbiology's Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Brad Reisfeld, associate professor in Colorado State University's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has described a new computational model for optimizing dosing for the tuberculosis drug Rifapentine. (2016-06-08)
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