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New clues to lung-scarring disease may aid treatment
Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Arizona, have discovered previously unreported genetic and cellular changes that occur in the lungs of people with pulmonary fibrosis (PF). (2020-07-08)
Lung, immune function in kids could protect from severe COVID-19
Differences in lung physiology and immune function in children could be why they are more often spared from severe illness associated with COVID-19 than adults. (2020-07-08)
Rheumatoid arthritis patients under treatment with methotrexate
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often suffer from what is referred to as interstitial lung disease (ILD). (2020-07-07)
Oncotarget: Australian experience of peptide receptor radionuclide therapy
Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 27 published ''Australian experience of peptide receptor radionuclide therapy in lung neuroendocrine tumours'' by Lim et al. which reported peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is an approved treatment modality for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours, although Phase III randomised clinical trial data is not available for NETs of other site of origin, in practice, PRRT is used more widely in clinical practice, based on its mechanism of targeting the somatostatin receptor. (2020-07-07)
Oncotarget: Correction of NSE concentration improves diagnostic accuracy in lung cancer
Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 27 published ''Correction of the NSE concentration in hemolyzed serum samples improves its diagnostic accuracy in small-cell lung cancer'' by Genet et al. which reported that this study aimed to develop a hemolysis correction equation and evaluate its role in small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) diagnostics. (2020-07-07)
Largest source of AATD stem cells collected
Researchers from the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) at Boston University and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have assembled the largest repository of patient derived stem cells (iPSCs) from patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD). (2020-07-02)
Significant association between income and survival after surgery for lung cancer
Patients with low income have a higher risk of death following surgery for lung cancer compared with patients with high income. (2020-07-02)
Understanding molecular mechanisms of air pollution's impact on ILD critical
More research must be done to investigate the role of air pollution on the epigenome in patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), in order to develop strategies that minimize the effects of these pollutants, according to a new article published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2020-07-01)
Moffitt develops tool to detect patients at high risk for poor lung cancer outcomes
In a new study published in Nature Scientific Reports, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have shown how the use of radiomics can improve lung cancer screening by identifying early stage lung cancer patients who may be at high risk for poorer outcomes, and therefore require aggressive follow-up and/or adjuvant therapy. (2020-07-01)
Ohio State study finds exercise increases benefits of breast milk for babies
A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine finds even moderate exercise during pregnancy increases a compound in breast milk that reduces a baby's lifelong risks of serious health issues such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease. (2020-06-29)
Wildfire smoke has immediate harmful health effects: UBC study
Exposure to wildfire smoke affects the body's respiratory and cardiovascular systems almost immediately, according to new research from the University of British Columbia's School of Population and Public Health. (2020-06-24)
Blocking sugar metabolism slows lung tumor growth
Blocking a pair of sugar-transporting proteins may be a useful treatment approach for lung cancer, suggests a new study in mice and human cells published today in eLife. (2020-06-23)
Silicosis: Ominous resurgence of an occupational lung condition reported
A new study appearing in the journal CHEST®, published by Elsevier, documents an increased incidence of silicosis, which progressed rapidly to massive pulmonary fibrosis in a significant proportion of patients who had previously worked artificial stone (AS), also called artificial quartz agglomerate or conglomerate, a popular new countertop material, despite cessation of exposure after diagnosis. (2020-06-18)
New research shows tiny, decoy 'sponges' attract coronavirus away from lung cells
New nanotechnology tested at BU's NEIDL stops SARS-CoV-2 from infecting cells and replicating. (2020-06-18)
TERAVOLT registry tracks outcomes among thoracic cancer patients sickened by COVID-19
New data from TERAVOLT, a global consortium that tracks outcomes of people with thoracic cancers affected by COVID-19, offers clues as to why they experienced a high death rate of 33% when the coronavirus swept across Europe. (2020-06-16)
Off-the-shelf tool for making mouse models of COVID-19
Researchers at the University of Iowa and Medical University, Guangzhou, in China, have created a gene therapy vector that is essentially an off-the-shelf tool that allows labs to create their own COVID-19 mouse model within a matter of days. (2020-06-16)
Magnetic guidance improves stem cells' ability to treat occupational lung disease
Results of a study released in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine (SCTM) may point the way to a cure for a serious lung disease called silicosis that affects millions of workers worldwide. (2020-06-15)
New technical approach can enhance diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
The management and prognosis of pulmonary hypertension heavily relies on whether the pathology is localized in pulmonary arteries or veins. (2020-06-15)
How targeting killer T cells in the lungs could lead to immunity against respiratory viruses
A significant site of damage during COVID-19 infection is the lungs. (2020-06-11)
A protein that helps to fight viruses can also block lung damage repair
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have found that a protein which is initially helpful in the body's immune response to a virus, can later interfere with the repair of lung tissue. (2020-06-11)
Chronic exposure to interferons being tested for COVID-19 therapy may increase the risk of bacterial
Two separate studies in mice suggest that a class of interferons being evaluated in clinical trials as a therapy for COVID-19 may increase susceptibility to bacterial infections, depending on how long patients are exposed to it, and when they receive it. (2020-06-11)
Oncotarget: miR-151a enhances Slug dependent angiogenesis
Volume 11, Issue 23 of @Oncotarget reported that the authors have previously established that mi R-151a functions as an onco-mi R in non-small cell lung cancer cells by inducing partial EMT and enhancing tumor growth. (2020-06-10)
Oncotarget: The role of EGFR mutations in predicting recurrence in lung adenocarcinoma
Volume 11, Issue 22 of @Oncotarget reported that while lobectomy can improve mortality in this group, about 30 55% of patients will experience disease recurrence. (2020-06-10)
COVID-19 mouse model will speed search for drugs, vaccines
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a mouse model of COVID-19 that is expected to speed up the search for drugs and vaccines for the potentially deadly disease. (2020-06-10)
Lung development may explain why some non-smokers get COPD and some heavy smokers do not
According to a new study, people with small airways relative to the size of their lungs may have a lower breathing capacity and, consequently, an increased risk for COPD -- even if they don't smoke or have any other risk factors. (2020-06-09)
Biohybrid model uses organic lungs, synthetic muscles to re-create respiration mechanics
Discussed in APL Bioengineering, researchers created a high-fidelity respiratory simulator that accurately represents the interplay between the abdomen, diaphragm, lungs and pleural space, the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the thorax and lungs. (2020-06-09)
Undersized airways may explain why nonsmokers get COPD
A mismatch between airway and lung size may explain why some nonsmokers get COPD and some heavy smokers do not, according to a new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center. (2020-06-09)
High uric acid levels benefit women's lungs in aging and disease
Researchers at Kumamoto University, Japan have discovered that uric acid, an antioxidant, protects against declining lung function, especially in women. (2020-06-05)
A newly discovered disease may lead to better treatment of cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is the most frequent severe inherited disorder worldwide. (2020-06-05)
Continued nicotine use promotes brain tumors in lung cancer patients, study suggests
Researchers have discovered that nicotine promotes the spread of lung cancer cells into the brain, where they can form deadly metastatic tumors. (2020-06-04)
Scientists discover that nicotine promotes spread of lung cancer to the brain
Among people who have the most common type of lung cancer, up to 40% develop metastatic brain tumors, with an average survival time of less than six months. (2020-06-04)
International study approaches new therapeutic strategies for lung cancer
The international study ''Resistance to targeted therapies as a multifactorial, gradual adaptation to inhibitor specific selective pressures'', recently published in the scientific journal Nature Communication, has taken a further step in the development of new therapeutic strategies to treat lung cancer. (2020-06-04)
Largest ever study of radiosurgery for brain metastases from small cell lung cancer
The international First-line Radiosurgery for Small-Cell Lung Cancer (FIRE-SCLC) analysis led by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers and published today in JAMA Oncology shows no overall survival benefit with whole-brain radiation therapy compared with radiosurgery in patients with small cell lung cancer. (2020-06-04)
Unique cells found in lung cancer patients may predict survival
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer where tumor cells shed from the main tumor circulate in the blood and settle in other organs and metastasize. (2020-06-03)
Immune cells multiply and diversify in mouse lungs at birth
An explosion in the number and types of immune cells in the lungs of newborn mice likely helps them adapt to breathing and protects them from infection, says a new study published today in eLife. (2020-06-02)
New CRISPR advance may solve key quandary
A mutation unique to certain cancer tumors is a potential homing beacon for safely deploying CRISPR gene editing enzymes to disarm DNA that makes cancer cells resistant to treatment, while ignoring the gene in normal cells where it's critical to healthy function, according to to a new study from ChristianaCare's Gene Editing Institute in the journal Molecular Cancer Research. (2020-06-02)
Stomach issues, history of substance abuse found in teen vaping study
A study of teens diagnosed with the vaping-linked respiratory disease EVALI revealed that most also had gastrointestinal symptoms and a history of psychosocial factors, including substance abuse. (2020-06-02)
Researchers identify a moving target in small cell lung tumors
About 15% of lung cancers are classified as small cell lung cancer. (2020-06-01)
Researchers map SARS-CoV-2 infection in cells of nasal cavity, bronchia, lungs
Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill characterized the specific ways in which SARS-CoV-2 infects the nasal cavity to a great degree -- replicating specific cell types -- and infects and replicates progressively less well in cells lower down the respiratory tract. (2020-06-01)
Targeted therapy pralsetinib achieves high response rates in advanced cancers with RET gene fusions
The targeted therapy pralsetinib appears to have high response rates and durable activity in patients with a broad variety of tumors harboring RET gene fusions, according to results from the international Phase I/II ARROW trial, led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. (2020-05-29)
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