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Surprising new role for lungs: Making blood

Public Release: 22-Mar-2017   Cells in mouse lungs produce most blood platelets and can replenish blood-making cells in bone marrow, study shows University of California - San Francisco Using video microscopy in the living mouse lung, UC San Francisco scientists have revealed that the lungs play a previously unrecognized role in blood production. As reported…

Melatonin produced in the lungs prevents infection by novel coronavirus

By Elton Alisson  |  Agência FAPESP - Melatonin synthesized in the lungs acts as a barrier against SARS-CoV-2, preventing expression of genes that encode proteins in cells such as resident macrophages in the nose and pulmonary alveoli, and epithelial cells lining the alveoli, all of which are entry points for the virus. The hormone, therefore, prevents infection…
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Chemo helps breast cancer cells get their ‘foot in the door’ to the lungs – ” chemotherapy enhances cancer’s spread beyond the primary tumor “

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study adds to the evidence that chemotherapy enhances cancer’s spread beyond the primary tumor, showing how one chemo drug allows breast cancer cells to squeeze through and attach to blood vessel linings in the lungs. The research in mice leaves no doubt that the chemo drug caused changes to non-cancer…
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Endogenous protein reverses scarring in the lungs

Public Release: 27-Nov-2017   Deutsches Zentrum fuer Diabetesforschung DZD The endogenous protein RAGE, which has usually been negatively associated with chronic inflammation and diabetic complications, plays a major role in the repair of DNA damage - and also appears to heal tissue damaged as a result of accelerated cell senescence. This molecular mechanism was described…
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Students with strong hearts and lungs may make better grades, study finds

10 Aug 2012 Physically fit boys and girls scored higher on reading and math, research reveals ORLANDO, Fla. — Having a healthy heart and lungs may be one of the most important factors for middle school students to make good grades in math and reading, according to findings presented at the American Psychological Association’s 120th…
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Diet rich in apples and tomatoes may help repair lungs of ex-smokers, study suggests

Public Release: 21-Dec-2017   Study also found that regular intake of tomatoes may also help slow the natural decline in lung function among all adults Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health A study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found the natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period…
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Pregnant smokers may reduce harm done to baby’s lungs by taking vitamin C

Public Release: 21-May-2018 American Thoracic Society IMAGE: Pregnant smokers may reduce harm done to baby's lungs by taking vitamin C. Credit: ATS In a previous study, the researchers reported that daily supplemental vitamin C in pregnant women who could not quit smoking improved their newborn's pulmonary function as measured by passive respiratory compliance and the…
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Vitamin C may reduce harm to infants’ lungs caused by smoking during pregnancy

Vitamin C may reduce the harm done to lungs in infants born to mothers who smoke during their pregnancy, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Source: Vitamin C may reduce harm to infants' lungs caused by smoking during pregnancy
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How a chemo drug can help cancer spread from the breast to the lungs

Public Release: 7-Aug-2017   Mouse study helps explain the paradoxical pro-cancer effects of paclitaxel Ohio State University   COLUMBUS, Ohio -The very same treatment that thwarts breast cancer has a dark side -- it can fuel the spread of the disease to the lungs. Researchers at The Ohio State University studied the cascade of events…
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Impact on lungs of 1 cannabis joint equal to up to 5 cigarettes

Public release date: 30-Jul-2007 A single cannabis joint has the same effect on the lungs as smoking up to five cigarettes in one go, indicates research published ahead of print in the journal Thorax. The researchers base their findings on 339 adults up to the age of 70, selected from an ongoing study of respiratory…
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Purified bacterial extract sprayed into lungs ramps up innate immune system – Haemophilus influenzae provided powerful protection against all four major classes of pathogens including those responsible for anthrax and bubonic plague

Public release date: 3-Dec-2007 Washington, D.C. -- A purified extract prepared from a common microbe and delivered to the lungs of laboratory mice in a spray set off a healthy immune response and provided powerful protection against all four major classes of pathogens including those responsible for anthrax and bubonic plague, according to a presentation…
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Purified bacterial extract sprayed into lungs protection against all four major classes of pathogens including those responsible for anthrax and bubonic plague

Washington, D.C. — A purified extract prepared from a common microbe and delivered to the lungs of laboratory mice in a spray set off a healthy immune response and provided powerful protection against all four major classes of pathogens including those responsible for anthrax and bubonic plague, according to a presentation at the American Society…
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Consciousness and awareness confirmed after the heart, lungs and brain cease functioning

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 7-Oct-2014 Results of study of the human mind and consciousness at the time of death available// Results of study of the human mind and consciousness at the time of death available The results of a four-year international study of 2060 cardiac arrest cases across 15 hospitals published and available now on ScienceDirect.…
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Dietary antioxidants may help repair the Lungs

Dietary antioxidants may help repair the Lungs Over a 10 year period researchers observed that regular intake of tomatoes may help slow the natural decline in lung function among all adults as well as other findings. Dietary antioxidants and ten-year lung function decline in adults from the ECRHS survey. European Respiratory Journal, December 2017 DOI:…
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Curcumin may protect premature infants’ lungs

Contact: Laura Mecoy lmecoy@labiomed.org 310-546-5860 Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) LA BioMed research finds substance in turmeric provides lasting protection LOS ANGELES - (July 2, 2013) - Turmeric, a key ingredient in spicy curry dishes, has long been known to have medicinal values. Now new research finds a substance…
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Rodent study finds artificial butter chemical harmful to lungs

Public release date: 13-Mar-2008 A new study shows that exposure to a chemical called diacetyl, a component of artificial butter flavoring, can be harmful to the nose and airways of mice. Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, conducted the study because diacetyl has been…
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Rodent study finds artificial butter chemical harmful to lungs: inhaled diacetyl vapors for three months, developed lymphocytic bronchiolitis

Contact: Robin Mackar rmackar@niehs.nih.gov 919-541-0073 NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences A new study shows that exposure to a chemical called diacetyl, a component of artificial butter flavoring, can be harmful to the nose and airways of mice. Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health,…
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155 Health Research Report 17 May 2013

Health Research Report 155th Issue Date 17 May 2013 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano www.vit.bz www.youtube.com/vhfilm www.facebook.com/engineeringevil www.healthresearchreport.me 120922_0002 In this issue: Vitamin C may head off lung problems in babies born to pregnant smokers Magnesium may be as important to kids' bone health as calcium Preterm infants may need 800 IU of vitamin D3 per…

155th Health Research Report 17 MAY 2013

Health Research Report 155th Issue Date 17 May 2013 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano www.vit.bz www.youtube.com/vhfilm  www.facebook.com/engineeringevil www.healthresearchreport.me    In this issue: Vitamin C may head off lung problems in babies born to pregnant smokers Magnesium may be as important to kids' bone health as calcium Preterm infants may need 800 IU of vitamin D3 per…

155th Health Research Report 17 MAY 2013

    Health Research Report 155th Issue Date 17 May 2013 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano www.vit.bz www.youtube.com/vhfilm  www.facebook.com/engineeringevil www.healthresearchreport.me  In this issue: Vitamin C may head off lung problems in babies born to pregnant smokers Magnesium may be as important to kids' bone health as calcium Preterm infants may need 800 IU of vitamin D3…