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Advances in lung cancer research announced at conference

... announced two significant advances in treating lung cancer at an international cancer research ... announcements at the 13th World Conference on lung Cancer in San Francisco. In one presentation, ... research that eventually could help prevent lung cancer from spreading to the brain. In non-small ...

Scientists open doors to diagnosis of emphysema

... Chronic inflammatory lung diseases like chronic bronchitis and emphysema ... they take up. Applying this test to samples of lung cells from a mouse model of acute lung inflammation showed that MMP12 activity in ...

Test helps in fight against lung infections and for treating other life-threatening infections

... selecting proper antibiotic treatment for serious lung infections in patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), ... as having among the most life threatening lung infections. Clinical research of bioFILM ... for free-floating or single bacteria, whereas CF lung infections and other chronic infections were ...

Placenta-derived stem cells may help sufferers of lung diseases

... may ultimately play a role in the treatment of lung diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis and fibrotic ... diseases can ultimately lead to loss of normal lung tissue and organ failure. No known therapy ... on the lab animals. A "consistent" reduction in lung fibrosis, says Dr. Parolini, "provides convincing ...

LSUHSC shows for first time infant inhalation of ultrafine air pollution linked to adult lung disease

... ultrafine particulate matter) affects long-term lung function. She recently presented her latest ... levels of PM elicits long-term effects on lung function and lung development in children." These results could ...

$2 million grant aids study of lung cancer in people who never smoked

... share a $2 million grant to find biomarkers for lung cancer that develops in people who have never ... create a further understanding of the biology of lung cancer and to develop a test to detect early-stage lung cancer in lifetime nonsmokers. Dr. Adi Gazdar, ...

Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

... a one-of-a-kind, patient-driven effort to provide lung tissue for research might help doctors predict ... P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial lung Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh School ... lung-scarring disease progresses gradually and lung function slowly deteriorates. But there is ...

UCLA cancer researchers develop model that may help identify cancer stem cells

... Comprehensive Cancer Center, on a quest to find lung cancer stem cells, have developed a unique model ... cells that many believe may be at the root of all lung cancers. If researchers could find a way to isolate and grow lung cancer stem cells, they could study their ...

Discovery raises new doubts about dinosaur-bird links

... new discovery about how birds breathe and have a lung capacity that allows for flight and the finding ... bones and musculature that keeps their air-sac lung from collapsing when the bird inhales. ... cold-blooded reptiles, and have evolved a unique lung structure that allows for a high rate of gas ...

Activated stem cells in damaged lungs could be first step toward cancer

... a source of rapidly dividing cells that lead to lung cancer, according to a team of American and ... resistant, local-tissue stem cells in the lung that only activate after severe injury," said ... could be related to the increased incidence of lung cancer in people with chronic disease states, in ...

Tips from the American Journal of Pathology

... that mice that lacked uPAR expression had less lung injury. This work suggests that "inhibition of uPAR may be a novel strategy to reduce the lung injury that accompanies oxygen therapy." van ... mice demonstrate reduced hyperoxia-induced lung injury. Am J Pathol 2009, 174: 2182-2189 ...

GenWay Biotech obtains exclusive rights to AMDL's DR-70 cancer test in US and Canada

... by CLIA laboratories in the United States and for lung cancer screening in Canada. The ... FDA for CRC monitoring and by Health Canada for lung Cancer screening. However, a growing body of ... estimated 21,000 people in Canada diagnosed with lung Cancer each year and close to 1.5 million ...

Swine flu: What does it do to pigs?

... were able to induce flu-like symptoms and lung lesions in weanling pigs. However the severity of ... disease with regard to both gross and microscopic lung lesions was greater in the H1N1-infected pigs". ... conjunctivitis. Upon pathological examination, lung lesions large enough to be seen by the naked eye ...

New early detection studies of lung cancer in non-smokers launched today

... a research partnership to find biomarkers for lung cancer that develops in people who have never ... create a better understanding of the biology of lung cancer and to develop a test to detect early-stage lung cancer in lifetime nonsmokers. The Canary ...

Women more vulnerable to tobacco carcinogens, new results show

... Switzerland. Swiss researchers studied 683 lung cancer patients who were referred to a cancer ... risks to women than men. "In the early 1900s lung cancer was reported to be rare in women, but ... to do better than men after surgery to remove lung tumors. Irish researchers led by Dr Bassel ...

Personalized treatment for early lung cancer

... surgery for patients with early stages of lung cancer, experts said at the first European ... key strategy for longer and better survival in lung cancer," said Prof Paris Kosmidis, head of the ... a protein that is expressed on about 30% of lung cancers. Studies have shown that the ...

Early detection of lung cancer: New data presented at multidisciplinary meeting

... techniques for early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer are being presented at the first European ... One of the reasons for this is that symptoms of lung cancer are very often lacking or occur only late ... of Munich in Germany. "The prognosis of lung cancer patients is very dependent on how advanced ...

Joining forces to improve lung cancer treatment

... oncologists will result in better outcomes for lung cancer patients and those at risk, a leading ... between disciplines to help in the fight against lung cancer. Over the past 5 years, researchers ... We believe the result will be better outcomes for lung cancer patients." For patients with metastatic ...

New mediator of smoking recruits

... contributes to the development of smoking-related lung disease. The related report by Prasse et al, ... of osteopontin in smoking-related interstitial lung diseases," appears in the May 2009 issue of The ... in smoke can lead to both cardiovascular and lung disease. ...

Researchers identify specific lung cancer susceptibility gene

... identified a distinct gene linked to increased lung cancer susceptibility and development. They say ... result in a genetic predisposition to develop lung cancer for people with a strong family history of ... who may benefit from earlier, more aggressive lung cancer screening. Marshall Anderson, PhD, ...

Novel lung cancer vaccine shows promise in fighting early-stage lung cancer

... is showing new promise for the treatment of early lung cancer. Thoracic surgeons at Rush University ... The MAGRIT (MAGE-A3 as Adjuvant Non-Small Cell lung Cancer Immunotherapy) study is a randomized, ... patients with MAGE A-3-positive, non-small-cell lung cancers. The experimental vaccine targets ...

Changes in gene may stunt lung development in children

... March 26 Mutations in a gene may cause poor lung development in children, making them more ... M.D., professor of medicine at the Institute of lung Biology and Disease, German Research Center for ... asbestos and oxidative stress. "People lose lung function as they age, so it's important to ...

Pulmonary hypertension in children may result from reduced activity of gene regulator

... appears to be a major player in the irreversible lung damage that can occur in children with heart ... study to boost PPAR signaling in adults with lung injuries, may help these infants restore a ... for these children. Still their risk of related lung disease also can be deadly, researchers say as ...

European Multidisciplinary Conference on Thoracic Oncology

... highlights: New developments in understanding lung cancer biology Prognostic and predictive factors in non-small-cell lung cancer Critical appraisal of imaging tools in ... implications Heterogeneity of locally advanced lung cancer and its implications for treatment ...

Brupbacher prize to Nubia Munoz and Sir Richard Peto

... human beings than smoking. Although the fact that lung cancer is caused by cigarette smoking has been ... we know today that the risk of contracting lung cancer is more than 20 times higher for male ... about 6 years and reduce the risk of contracting lung cancer by the age of 75 years by more than 50%. ...

Study: Fluid buildup in lungs is part of the damage done by the flu

... clearance from the lungs of uninfected mice. lung infections have been known to cause problems with ... then placed fluid containing protein into one lung of each mouse and tested the fluid 30 minutes ... investigators to determine whether the infected lung was clearing fluid adequately. Davis said the ...

Shades of 1918? New study compares avian flu with a notorious killer from the past

... as opposed to type I, you impair the ability of lung tissue to repair itself. In addition, when type ... caused severe bronchiolar and alveolar lesions in lung tissue. H5N1's penchant for infecting type II ... of the study, as seen in figure 2. Examination of lung tissue showed widespread, prolonged replication ...

National Lung Cancer Partnership and LUNGevity Foundation announce 2009 grant recipients

... Jan. 12, 2009 The 2009 winners of the National lung Cancer Partnership/LUNGevity Foundation Research ... pleural invasion and the role of estrogen in lung cancer tumors, respectively. Dr. Adusumilli, a general thoracic surgeon specializing in lung cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center ...

Microscopic morphology adds to the scorpion family tree

... we find." Kamenz and Prendini revisited book lung morphology for the first time since 1926 to ... Consequently, the question of whether the book lung evolved once, at the base of the arachnid ... of the spiracles (the point at which the book lung opens to the atmosphere). The tremendous ...

In lung cancer, silencing one crucial gene disrupts normal functioning of genome

... While examining patterns of DNA modification in lung cancer, a team of international researchers has ... They say that "silencing" of a single gene in lung cancer led to a general impairment in genome-wide ... of the key gene, MTHFR, and tobacco use by lung cancer patients even if the patient had smoked ...

Common food additive found to increase risk and speed spread of lung cancer

... and bakery products, might speed growth of lung cancer tumors and may even contribute to the ... phosphates may play an important role in lung cancer treatment. The research, using a mouse ... of inorganic phosphates strongly stimulates lung cancer development in mice, and suggests that ...

UT Southwestern researchers identify gene linked to inherited form of fatal lung disease

... responsible for some inherited cases of a lethal lung disease affecting older adults. The same mutation may also be associated with lung cancer, the researchers said. This is the ... senior author. "If a patient is younger than 65, lung transplantation is an option, but most people who ...

Novel technique for fluorescence tomography of tumors in living animals

... Photon Tomography' (EPT), the scientists imaged lung tumors in living mice. For this purpose they ... The amount of these proteases is enriched in lung tumors which allows fluorescence imaging of the ... only a very sensitive technique for imaging of lung tumors in living organisms, but also has the ...

Adult stem cell breakthrough

... despite not taking any immunosuppressive drugs. lung function tests performed two months after the ... was a major operation to remove her left lung which carries a risk of complications and a high ... lower trachea and the tube to the patient's left lung (bronchus) should be replaced with a ...

Battling bacteria in the blood: Researchers tackle deadly infections

... local part of the body, say in the bladder or the lung or the skin. But then the bacteria that cause ... killed and cleared from the body. The liver, lung and spleen had the highest concentrations, and the lung appeared to have the most effective ...

Lung airway cells activate vitamin D and increase immune response

... finds that the activation step can also occur in lung airway cells. The study also links the vitamin D locally produced in the lung airway cells to activation of two genes that help ... "When we put the storage form of vitamin D on the lung airway cells, we saw them convert it to the ...

New cardiology research presented at CHEST 2008

... #7710 IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT MAY DEVELOP AFTER lung TRANSPLANTATION (Tuesday, October 28, 10:30 AM ... of Medicine in Texas reviewed the charts of all lung transplant recipients in 2006 and 2007. Of the 75 patients who underwent lung transplant, 38 percent developed arrhythmias ...

Franklin Square to study airway bypass procedure for severe emphysema

... a bronchoscopic procedure designed to reduce lung hyperinflation and shortness of breath (the ... created in the airway wall connecting the damaged lung tissue to the natural airway. These pathways are ... we hope to reduce hyperinflation and improve lung function. If patients can breathe easier it is ...

Major source of radon exposure overlooked at former Ohio uranium-processing plant

... to 1959 may be at increased risk for developing lung cancer and other exposure-related health ... of Sciences, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The substance, which ... and can greatly increase a person's risk for lung cancer. Pinney's team conducted a four-year ...

National Jewish Health researchers evaluating treatment to help emphysema sufferers breathe easier

... help them breathe more easily. Destruction of lung tissue caused by emphysema can leave lungs stiff ... created in the airway wall connecting the damaged lung tissue to the natural airway. These pathways are ... not otherwise be considered for or benefit from lung volume reduction surgery." Emphysema, a ...
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