Lung Disease News
June 26, 2022

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Why Do Some People Get Sicker Than Others from COVID?

Researchers examined COVID's impact on those who get dangerously sick -- and those who don't. They found a set of genes that determine whether immune cells provide a solid defense. The findings could ...

Genetic Links Revealed Between Severe COVID-19 and Other Diseases

A new analysis of data from the Veterans Affairs Million Veteran Program has uncovered genetic links between COVID-19 severity and certain medical conditions that are known risk factors for severe ...

How Air Pollution Alters Lung Tissue, Increasing Cancer Susceptibility

Scientists have identified a mechanism that explains how fine air pollution particles might cause lung cancer, according to a new ...

Study Suggests Why Most Smokers Don't Get Lung Cancer

Cigarette smoking is overwhelmingly the main cause of lung cancer, yet only a minority of smokers develop the disease. A study suggests that some smokers may have robust mechanisms that protect them ...
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A Dynamic Duo of Cells Identified in Lung Blood Vessels

Scientists have identified two subtypes of lung blood vessel cells. One subtype expresses more genes involved in inflammation and the regulation of the immune response; the other expresses more genes ...

Targeted Drug Achieves 43% Response Rate in KRAS-Mutated Lung Cancer

Nearly 43% of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose lung cancers harbored a specific KRAS mutation responded to the experimental drug adagrasib, and the targeted agent also showed ...

Joining the Fight Against Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Scientists develop a blood test that could help with early detection of non-small cell lung cancer, as well as potential drug ...

Benefit of Supplements for Slowing Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The AREDS2 dietary supplement formula not only reduces risk of lung cancer due to beta-carotene, but is also more effective at reducing risk of AMD progression, compared to the original AREDS ...

Biomarker in Liquid Biopsy for Lung Cancer Appears More Accurate in Predicting Immunotherapy Response Than Tumor Biopsy

Researchers have validated for the first time that a simple blood test called a liquid biopsy could be a better predictor of whether cancer immunotherapy will be successful for a patient with lung ...

Stopping Lung Damage Before It Turns Deadly

New research shows that hypoxia can activate the same group of immune cells that cause inflammation during asthma ...

Reprogrammed Macrophages Promote Spread of Breast Cancer

Metastatic breast cancer cells abuse macrophages, a type of immune cell, to promote the settlement of cancer metastases in the lungs. The reprogrammed macrophages stimulate blood vessel cells to ...

Bone Growth Protein Might Help More Newborns Survive Severe Lung Disorders

In mice that mimic the rare genetic disease ACDMPV, treatment with BMP9 restored blood vessel growth in the lungs without causing other bone growth problems. Findings may also lead to improved care ...

Researchers Map Lung Development After Birth Into Late Childhood

How do the lungs develop after taking their first breaths outside the womb? What cellular events and changes early in life give rise to lung malfunction and disease? To help answer these questions, ...

Human Lung Chip Reveals the Effects of Breathing Motions on Lung Immune Responses

The mere motions of breathing are known to influence vital functions of the lungs, including their development in babies, the production of air-exchange-enhancing fluid on their inner surfaces, and ...

Study Discovers Molecular Properties of Lung Surfactants That Could Lead to Better Treatments for Respiratory Illnesses

A research team analyzed the fundamental properties and structures of the naturally occurring substances that help human lungs expand and contract, providing insight into how the substances help us ...

Sugar-Coated Nanoparticles Target Macrophages, Reverse Pulmonary Fibrosis

Scientists have developed a treatment for pulmonary fibrosis by using nanoparticles coated in mannose -- a type of sugar -- to stop a population of lung cells called macrophages that contribute to ...

New Cell Type in Human Lung Has Regenerative Properties

A new type of cell that resides deep within human lungs and may play a key role in human lung diseases has been ...

Why Are People With Allergic Asthma Less Susceptible to Severe COVID?

Scientists show how cells packed with SARS-CoV-2 detach from the upper airway and spread deep into lungs where severe COVID can take root. They also discovered how an asthmatic reaction to allergens ...

Anti-Inflammatories Show Promise for Treating a Late-Pregnancy Complication

Experts report that two drugs known to block inflammatory signaling prevent lung damage linked to chorioamnionitis in animal ...

Nano Therapy for Micro-Preemies Protects Lungs, Brain in Lab Study

Very premature babies need extra oxygen and mechanical intervention to breathe, but this damages their lungs, causing a chronic lung disease called bronchopulmonary dysplasia ...

Pathogenic Bacteria Causing Lung Diseases Hitchhike on Red Blood Cells

Mycobacteria are a group of pathogenic bacteria that cause diseases like leprosy and tuberculosis in humans. Now, a new study finds that mycobacteria are associated with red blood cells at lung ...

Lung Damage May Persist Long After COVID-19 Pneumonia

Some people recovering from COVID-19 pneumonia have CT evidence of damage to their lungs that persists a full year after the onset of symptoms, according to a new ...

Novel Method to Identify and Treat Aggressive Early-Stage Lung Cancers

Researchers have developed a novel method to identify aggressive early-stage lung cancers and target drugs known as aurora kinase inhibitors to tumors that are especially likely to respond to them. ...

Intense Light Protects Against Lung Damage, Research Finds

Intense light activates proteins shown to protect against lung damage in mice, a discovery that could have major therapeutic implications for treating diseases like acute lung injury in humans, ...

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