News tagged with lung tissues

New mediator of smoking recruits

Current research suggests that smoking increases the production of osteopontin in the lungs, which contributes to the development of smoking-related lung disease. The related report by Prasse et al, "Essential role of osteopontin ...

dateApr 24, 2009 in Health
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'Evolved' virus may improve gene therapy for cystic fibrosis

( -- Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Iowa have turned a relatively benign virus into a highly infectious form that is ideal as a carrier for gene therapy. In its ...

dateFeb 16, 2009 in
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Microcoils help locate small lung nodules

A new technique combining computed tomography (CT) with fiber-coated surgical microcoils allows physicians to successfully locate and remove small lung nodules without the need for a more invasive procedure, according to ...

dateFeb 02, 2009 in Medical research
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