News tagged with obstructive pulmonary disease

Women more susceptible to harmful effects of smoking

Women may be more susceptible to the lung damaging effects of smoking than men, according to new research by Inga-Cecilie Soerheim, M.D., and her colleagues from Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital and University ...

dateMay 18, 2009 in Health
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Nanosensor Arrays 'Smell' Cancer

( -- In 2006 researchers established that dogs could detect cancer by sniffing the exhaled breath of cancer patients. Now, using nanoscale arrays of detectors, two groups of investigators have shown that a compact ...

dateApr 27, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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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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