The American Thoracic Society (ATS) traces its beginnings to 1905. ATS is a non-profit international, professional scientific society formed to education, advance research and advocate for respiratory health and sleep health. The long-range goal is to decrease morbidity of lung and breathing disorders. ATS publishes peer-review journals about respiratory disorders, clean air, sleep disorders and critical care needs for patients. Currently, there are approximately 18,000 members.
Therapeutic bronchoscopy performed on a dolphin
In a remarkable collaborative effort between human and veterinary clinicians, a 29-year-old bottlenose dolphin recently underwent therapeutic bronchoscopy to treat airway narrowing, or stenosis, that was interfering with ...
Common food additive found to increase risk and speed spread of lung cancer
New research in an animal model suggests that a diet high in inorganic phosphates, which are found in a variety of processed foods including meats, cheeses, beverages, and bakery products, might speed growth of lung cancer ...
Lowering the national ozone standard would significantly reduce mortality and morbidity
Establishing a more stringent ozone standard in the U.S. would significantly reduce ozone-related premature mortality and morbidity, according to a new study published online July 18 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
Obstructive sleep apnea may worsen diabetes
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) adversely affects glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago.
Stress during pregnancy may increase offspring's risk of asthma
Stress during pregnancy may raise the risk of asthma in offspring, according to researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. The researchers investigated differences in immune function ...
Aerosolized nanoparticles show promise for delivering antibiotic treatment
Aerosol delivery of antibiotics via nanoparticles may provide a means to improve drug delivery and increase patient compliance, thus reducing the severity of individual illnesses, the spread of epidemics, and possibly even ...
Being overweight super-sizes both risk and consequences of sleep-disordered breathing
Overweight individuals are not just at greater risk of having sleep-disordered-breathing (SDB), they are also likely to suffer greater consequences, according to new research.
Vitamin D levels linked to asthma severity
New research provides evidence for a link between vitamin D insufficiency and asthma severity.
Vitamin D may halt lung function decline in asthma and COPD
Vitamin D may slow the progressive decline in the ability to breathe that can occur in people with asthma as a result of human airway smooth muscle (HASM) proliferation, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
Vitamin D deficiency alters lung growth and decreases lung function
Previously linked to the severity of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in humans, vitamin D deficiency has now been shown to alter lung structure and function in young mice. The new study, conducted ...