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Article ID: 708201

Specialized Lung Cells Appear Very Early in Development

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Specialized lung cells appear in the developing fetus much earlier than scientists previously thought. Investigating the fetal signaling pathways active in the biological events by which alveoli form may offer future opportunities to treat lung damage caused by prematurity and other lung injuries.

15-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708236

Mimicking Metastasis in a Dish

University of Kansas Cancer Center

Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have developed a first-of-its-kind organoid that mirrors the process of cancer spreading to the lung.

18-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708207

New Project Seeks Enhanced Lung Disease Care in Appalachia

University of Virginia Health System

A new program will use telehealth to bring together a University of Virginia Health System team with primary care providers in the Appalachian region of Virginia to improve lung disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. UVA will partner with Stone Mountain Health Services and The Health Wagon – which serve patients in Wise, Russell, Dickenson, Washington, Buchanan, Lee, Smyth, and Russell counties – with the support of a $10,000 National Science Foundation Grant.

18-Feb-2019 7:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708182

Small cell lung cancer may respond to combination of immunotherapy and DNA damage repair inhibitors

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that a combination of immune checkpoint blockade and targeted therapies that block normal DNA damage repair (DDR) achieved significant tumor regression in mouse models of small cell lung cancer (SCLC), suggesting a promising new approach for treating patients with this aggressive cancer.

17-Feb-2019 12:05 AM EST

Article ID: 708077

UCI biomedical engineers develop wearable respiration monitor with children’s toy

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 13, 2019 – Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a wearable, disposable respiration monitor that provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis. It’s designed to help children with asthma and cystic fibrosis and others with chronic pulmonary conditions. The inexpensively produced sensors were created by UCI biomedical engineers using the popular children’s toy Shrinky Dinks, thin sheets of plastic that are painted or drawn on and then shrunk with heat.

13-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708031

Drug-Resistant TB Cured with New Approaches in Conflict-Affected Region

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases can be cured in conflict-affected communities with molecular diagnostics, shorter treatment periods and socioeconomic incentives, according to the results of a large, long-term study in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

13-Feb-2019 10:30 AM EST

Article ID: 707602

University of Maryland Thoracic Surgeons Identify Lymph Nodes That May Help To Determine Prognosis for Patients with Pleural Mesothelioma

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) surgeons have identified a group of lymph nodes in the chest that appear highly significant in predicting the prognosis for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma – a deadly cancer of the chest lining that is usually caused by asbestos. The researchers found that the presence of cancer in these lymph nodes increased the risk of recurrence or death more than two-fold in patients undergoing surgery for mesothelioma, according to new research presented recently week at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) annual meeting in San Diego, Calif.

11-Feb-2019 12:00 PM EST

Article ID: 707858

New Discovery Could Lead to Ways to Protect HIV Patients from Deadly Tuberculosis

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Director of the Southwest National Primate Research Center Professor Deepak Kaushal, Ph.D. says research he collaborated on is pinpointing a possible new avenue of protection for HIV/AIDS patients. The study, published this month in the journal Cell Reports helps scientists better understand how HIV promotes deadly cases of tuberculosis (TB).

11-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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    8-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707450

Researchers develop human cell-based model to study small cell lung cancer

The Rockefeller University Press

Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine have used human embryonic stem cells to create a new model system that allows them to study the initiation and progression of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The study, which will be published February 8 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals the distinct roles played by two critical tumor suppressor genes that are commonly mutated in these highly lethal cancers.

4-Feb-2019 9:35 AM EST

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