News tagged with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Smokers' COPD risk is genetic

It's well known that puffing on cigarettes can eventually leave you out of puff. But why do a quarter of long-term smokers develop serious breathing problems, when others do not? New research published BioMed Central's open ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Medical research
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New genes for lung disease discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have discovered five genetic variants that are associated with the health of the human lung. The research by an international consortium of 96 scientists from 63 centres in Europe and Australia ...

dateDec 13, 2009 in Genetics
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Team develops targeted drug delivery to lung

Researchers from Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have developed a new method that can target delivery of very small volumes of drugs into the lung. Their approach, in which micro-liters ...

dateSep 02, 2015 in Engineering
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