Lung probe aims to cut antibiotic overuse
The University of Edinburgh

The bedside technology can detect whether harmful bacteria are present within 60 seconds, so that patients can be treated with the right medicine quic..Read More

Sequences Capture the Code of the Common Cold
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — In an effort to confront our most familiar malady, scientists have deciphered the instruction manual for the common cold. Writing this week ..Read More

UW-Madison Study: H1N1 More Dangerous Than Suspected
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin — A new, highly detailed study of the H1N1 flu virus shows that the pathogen is more virulent than previously thought.   Writing in..Read More

UW-Madison Launches H1N1 Study with Asthma Sufferers
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) is one of just seven research centers conducting the firs..Read More

UW-Madison Scientist Studies Cryptococcus for Fungal Disease Treatments
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - It's morel season in the Great Lakes region, and many people are enjoying hunting and eating the springtime delicacies treasured ..Read More

Grateful for Every Breath

In 1990, Howell Graham was 28 years old. His Cystic Fibrosis had progressed to the point that walking across the room was a taxing chore. He didn’t th..Read More

Stopping cancer in its tracks
University of Chicago

Disrupting autophagy, a cellular housekeeping process, limits cancer spread Researchers from the University of Chicago have shown that inhibiting auto..Read More

World Cancer Day and the Hope of Targeted Therapy | 96,000 Square Miles
Oregon Health & Science University

Today is World Cancer Day and for Joe and Jodi Whitton, it’s a day to celebrate another year of life together. In August of 2015, Jodi’s family took h..Read More

American Lung Association Calls on Senate to “Save Our Lungs” and Oppose House-Passed REINS Act |
American Lung Association

In response to the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 26, the REINS Act, which would require Congressional approval of any major rule, Har..Read More

Distraction Techniques Can Soothe Shot Anxiety During This Year’s Flu Season
Nationwide Children's Hospital

A typical visit to the pediatrician when it is time for a child to get a shot can include tears, tantrums and might not seem worth the trouble. But wi..Read More

Mission Moment December - 2016
American Lung Association

From protecting our kids from tobacco products, ensuring access to healthcare, advocating for lung cancer, asthma and COPD research, and protecting al..Read More

New Treatment May Boost Effectiveness of Asthma Therapy
UCSF School Of Medicine

UC San Francisco researchers have developed a new treatment strategy for asthma that acts in a completely different way than standard drugs that have ..Read More

Superbug outbreak costs an NHS hospital one million pounds, says new study
Imperial College London

The cost to an NHS hospital of a superbug outbreak is nearly £1 million, according to a new study. Scientists from Imperial College London assessed a ..Read More

Global TB Epidemic Larger than Estimated, American Lung Association Continues Tradition of Funding Research to Investigate TB
American Lung Association

 Despite being treatable and curable, tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. While largely controlled in the United States, a ne..Read More

Fluorescent sensor provides low-cost diagnosis of cystic fibrosis
NIH -National Institute of Health

National Institutes of Health-funded scientists have developed a new diagnostic test for cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder currently affecting aroun..Read More

Distraction Techniques Can Soothe Shot Anxiety
Nationwide Children's Hospital

A typical visit to the pediatrician when it is time for a child to get a shot can include tears, tantrums and might not seem worth the trouble. But wi..Read More

Researchers Receives Funding to Improve Quality and Quantity of Donor Limbs, Tissues for Transplant
Case Western Reserve University

A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty member has received $998,500 from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a new approac..Read More

18.10.16 Emma Rawlins' group shows that extrinsic signals drive lung epithelial cell fate
University of Cambridge

 The epithelial cells found at the distal tips of the developing lung comprise a multipotent progenitor population. During development, these cells fi..Read More

HIV Active in Tissues of Patients Who Received Antiretroviral Treatment, Study Shows
UCSF School Of Medicine

While successful treatment of HIV with antiretroviral medications leads to undetectable levels of virus in the blood, controls the disease and leads t..Read More

Study finds key regulator in pulmonary fibrosis
Yale News

A Yale-led research team has identified an important enzyme that could lead to new therapies for a chronic fatal lung disease that affects hundreds of..Read More

A New Era in Brain Health
Cornell University

By Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD Neurosurgeon-in-Chief Last week I celebrated with our chief residents as they graduated from the program and began their i..Read More

Dr. Rebecca Baergen discusses placenta consumption with NY1
Cornell University

As more women look for ways to improve their postpartum experience, doctors warn against the unproven benefits of eating the placenta. Erin Billups fi..Read More

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Cornell University

Ankylosing spondylitis (sometimes called “AS”) is a form of arthritis in which chronic inflammation causes stiffness and pain in the spine. The name a..Read More

Visiting and Contacting the Unit
Cornell University

You will usually move to the Step-Down Unit (4-Central) on the first or second day after surgery. Our goal there over the next few days is to get you ..Read More

Weill Cornell Cardiothoracic Surgery | Weill Cornell Medical College
Cornell University

Leonard N. Girardi, MD Chairman (212) 746-5194 Karl H. Krieger, MD Vice Chairman (212) 746-5152 O. Wayne Isom, MD (212) 746-5151 Dimitrios V. Avgerino..Read More

Weill Cornell Cardiothoracic Surgery | Weill Cornell Medical College
Cornell University

How much of the lung is removed during surgery? XThe most common operation for lung cancer is called a lobectomy. There are 3 lobes, or segments, of t..Read More

World-class Care for Children of All Ages
Cornell University

Weill Cornell offers the most advanced surgical therapy for congenital heart disease for pediatric patients of all ages, from newborns to adolescents...Read More

Foundation students get hands-on research experience
Cornell University

Foundation students have presented some of the findings of their long-term research projects as posters at the Foundation Program Research Forum. The ..Read More

Anti-Cocaine Vaccine Approved for Clinical Study in Humans
Cornell University

NEW YORK, NY (August 8, 2016) — A vaccine developed at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian to blunt the effects of cocaine has advanced to..Read More

NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens Appoints Dr. Benjamin Lee as Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery
Cornell University

QUEENS, NY (August 16, 2016) — Dr. Benjamin E. Lee has been appointed chief of thoracic surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens and joined Weill Cornel..Read More

Partial Knee Replacement Surgery Results in Better Outcomes and is Cost-Effective Compared to Total Knee Replacement, Study Suggests
Cornell University

Partial knee replacements are economically superior to total knee replacements in older adults, and with a few small improvements, can be an attractiv..Read More

Researchers Validate Precision Medicine Approach Using New Whole Exome Sequencing Test
Cornell University

Much of precision medicine and cancer care focuses on targeting the genomes of specific tumors or metastases. At Weill Cornell Medical College, a rese..Read More

Immune Cells Recruited to Support Lung Cancer Growth Could Offer New Drug Targets
Cornell University

Lung cancers attract circulating immune cells to the tumor mass, where the cancer reprograms them to support its growth and progression, researchers f..Read More

Multi-Target Drug May Be Best Approach for Treating Cardiac Arrhythmias
Cornell University

Clinicians have long observed that using a "dirty drug" that hits a number of targets instead of just one is the most efficacious approach to treat co..Read More

Study of Breast Cancer Metastasis Upends Conventional Wisdom, Suggesting New Treatment Strategy
Cornell University

Breast cancer cells do not undergo a commonly accepted transformation in order to spread to distant organs such as the lungs, Weill Cornell Medicine i..Read More

Improving the Odds
Cornell University

When Bob Azopardi arrived for his first appointment at the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Ho..Read More

The Autophagy Paradox
Cornell University

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) kills some 130,000 Americans every year — including, in February, the actor Leonard Nimoy, beloved by mil..Read More

Lung Inflammation Contributes to Metastasis
Cornell University

Pre-existing inflammation in the lungs may increase the risk that cancers beginning elsewhere will spread to the organ, according to new research from..Read More

Excessive Iron in the Lung Implicated in COPD
Cornell University

Excessive iron buildup in the lungs could be a major cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Weill Cornell Medicine scientists find in a new s..Read More

Light Hookah Use Causes Lung Abnormalities in Young Smokers
Cornell University

Smoking tobacco — even lightly — through water pipes significantly affects lung function and biology in young adults, a new study by Weill Cornell Med..Read More

The Tree of Life
Cornell University

About five years ago, an abnormally small placenta arrived in the surgical pathology laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. ..Read More

Chemical Exacerbates Bacterial Infection, Important For Cystic Fibrosis
Cornell University

A naturally produced chemical exacerbates infection by a common bacteria, rendering the infection significantly harder for the body to clear, accordin..Read More

Cornell Builds Bridges with Qatari 'Doctors of the Future'
Cornell University

The Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City welcomed three special young guests recently: high school students from Qatar, visiting ..Read More

Researchers Develop New Way to Target Tumors Using Nanotechnology
Cornell University

  Even as researchers design more-potent new cancer therapies, they face a major challenge in making sure the drugs affect tumors specifically without..Read More

Inflammatory Cells Implicated in Lung Disease in Severely Premature Infants
Cornell University

Inflammatory cells in the lungs of premature infants receiving oxygen contribute to the development of chronic lung problems, new research from Weill ..Read More

Upon Examining Cells That Line Blood Vessels, Researchers Urge Smokers to Quit Before COPD Develops
Cornell University

Quitting cigarettes may not improve smokers' lung function if they have already begun to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to n..Read More

“Kurly” protein keeps cilia moving, oriented in the right direction (Cell Reports)
Princeton University

A new study of a protein found in cilia – the hair-like projections on the cell surface – may help explain how genetic defects in cilia play a role in..Read More

Microbiota affect the rate of transplant acceptance and rejection
University of Chicago

June 20, 2016 Researchers from the University of Chicago have shown that microbiota -- the bacteria, viruses and other microbes living on the skin and..Read More

Novel tools reveal thicker airway smooth muscle, stronger immune response to allergens
Harvard Medical School

More than 300 million people worldwide are affected by asthma, 25 million in the U.S. alone, and for most of them, allergy is an underlying cause. But..Read More

Penn Cell Biologist Awarded $5.2 Million from NIH for Lung Regeneration Research
University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA –Penn Medicine researchers, along with colleagues at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Boston University, have received a $5.2 million, ..Read More