Fatal COPD – lung disease is announced years before

Lung disease COPD: cough and shortness of breath first warnings Often, the chronic lungs diseases undetected. It was only much later, when the stage of the disease is incurable, the Affected to the doctor. The diagnosis is made in time, can slow down the therapy the progression. Anyone who suffers…

Scientists unlock new role for nervous system in regeneration: Researchers were able to explain, predict, and even manipulate regeneration of the flatworm body

Biologists at Tufts University have developed a computational model of planarian (flatworm) regeneration that explains how fragments of planaria determine which end should form a tail and which should form a head. The development begins to answer an important question in regeneration research — what are the signals that determine…

Non-invasive imaging technique valid for identifying small airway disease in lung: Discovery holds promise for developing urgently needed new therapies in COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an inflammatory disease of the small airways in the lungs, affects 16 million Americans and is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Identifying small airway disease in its earliest stages, when…

How lung tissue forms immune cell hubs in times of need

Immunology researchers at the Babraham Institute have discovered how lung tissue in mice is remodelled in response to infection with influenza in order to support an immune system response. A key result of this tissue remodelling is the production of antibodies with the ability to provide protection against a wider…