Crimped or straight? Lung fiber shape influences elasticity

Take a deep breath. Now exhale. Congratulations! You’ve just done something completely ordinary, yet so mysterious that scientists still don’t know everything about it. How oxygen and carbon dioxide enter and leave the bloodstream is well known, but scientists are just beginning to understand what happens to respiratory tissues as…

Fullerene compounds will help in the fight against lung cancer

A team of scientists from Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences and National Taiwan University has discovered that fullerene compounds can effectively kill non-small-cell lung carcinoma cells and found the mechanisms behind their anti-tumor activity. Lung cancer…

Vaping-linked lung illness claims seventh victim

A 40-year-old California man is the seventh person to die from a severe respiratory illness brought on by using electronic cigarettes. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so far, 380 people in 36 states have come down with the vaping-related lung sickness. On Monday, the agency…

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…

Why ARE so many non-smokers dying of lung cancer?

Why ARE so many non-smokers dying of lung cancer? Former marketing manager, 54, is one of thousands with disease despite never picking up a cigarette ‘because cough symptoms aren’t treated as dangerous’ Debra Montague, 54, has advanced lung cancer despite never having smoked Cases of cancer in non-smokers have doubled…