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Friday, October 23, 2015

Pulmonary Research:Artificial lung demonstrates how aerosols move and behave in deepest part of lungs♦ Taking less asthma medicine can be done safely with guidance

Just 30 minutes a day: Regular exercise relieves asthma symptoms Millions of people suffer from asthma. Many report having poor control of their symptoms. Fortunately, new research shows there is a simple antidote: 30 minutes of exercise a day, year-round
Artificial lung demonstrates how aerosols move and behave in deepest part of lungs A life-sized artificial human lung is the first diagnostic tool for understanding in real time how tiny particles behave in the deepest part of the human lungs. It could shed light on airborne pollution risks, and be used for the evaluation/design respiratory system drugs.
Carbohydrate-binding proteins mitigate parasitic infection in heart tissue Chagas disease is the main cause of infectious heart disease in Latin America. Researchers have explored the effect of glycan binding protein interactions between the human host and Typanosoma cruzi parasite. They found that a glycan binding protein expressed in humans modified the infection in cells of the heart muscle, showing the importance of galectins in the response to parasite infection.
Taking less asthma medicine can be done safely with guidance Stepping down asthma medicines can be done safely and at less cost for patients says a new study. The team studied more than 4,000 patients (adults and children) who were taking daily asthma medicines and focused their analysis on two groups: patients who had stable asthma for at least one year who stayed on their same daily asthma medicine and patients who had stable asthma for at least one year who stepped down their daily asthma medicine.

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