News tagged with lung function

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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Cancer drug shows promise for treating scleroderma

A drug approved to treat certain types of cancer has shown promising results in the treatment of patients with scleroderma, according to results from an open-label Phase II trial. While the drug's efficacy must be demonstrated ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Cancer
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New therapy found for rare lung disorder

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have found that the FDA-approved drug sirolimus, used primarily to prevent rejection in organ transplant patients, stabilized ...

dateMar 16, 2011 in Cancer
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