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…

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…

Potential way to improve cancer surgery outcomes by managing nontraditional risk factors: Depression, lack of coping strategies, availability of patient’s ’emergency’ resources tied to complications

In a study of 142 patients preparing for cancer surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that psychological or social risk factors such as depression, limited resilience and lack of emergency resources along with standard medical risk factors such as high blood pressure or diabetes are linked with…

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…

First pregnancy after robot-assisted uterus transplant

The well-known research on uterine transplantation in Gothenburg is now supported by robotic surgery. This change has made operating on the donors considerably less invasive. After the technical modification, a first woman is now pregnant. “I think robotic surgery has a great future in this area,” says Mats Brännström, Professor…