Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease News and Research

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has described Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) as a global epidemic; an estimated 210 million people have COPD worldwide and more than 3 million people died of the condition in 2005, which is equal to 5% of all deaths globally that year. Total deaths from COPD are projected to increase by more than 30% in the next 10 years without interventions to cut risks, particularly exposure to tobacco smoke.
Study reveals genetic architecture of COVID-19 risk factors and disease complications

Study reveals genetic architecture of COVID-19 risk factors and disease complications

Researchers discover new type of cell that may play a key role in human lung diseases

Researchers discover new type of cell that may play a key role in human lung diseases

Researchers identify changes in gene expression and cellular interactions in COPD lung cells

Researchers identify changes in gene expression and cellular interactions in COPD lung cells

Genetic mutation appears to be a predisposing factor for COPD independent of smoking

Genetic mutation appears to be a predisposing factor for COPD independent of smoking

Novel therapy induces phagocytosis to treat bacterial pneumonia

Novel therapy induces phagocytosis to treat bacterial pneumonia

New biomarker can help characterize specific types of asthma and COPD

New biomarker can help characterize specific types of asthma and COPD

Researchers show how 'bad mucin' contributes to worsening pulmonary conditions

Researchers show how 'bad mucin' contributes to worsening pulmonary conditions

Premature aging of the tracheobronchial stem cells could contribute to chronic lung disease

Premature aging of the tracheobronchial stem cells could contribute to chronic lung disease

Understanding computational fluid dynamics can inform more effective design of drug delivery devices

Understanding computational fluid dynamics can inform more effective design of drug delivery devices

Cells damaged by chronic lung disease favor SARS-CoV-2 entry

Cells damaged by chronic lung disease favor SARS-CoV-2 entry

Universal stem cells exhibit the potential for more cost-effective cell therapy

Universal stem cells exhibit the potential for more cost-effective cell therapy

Inhibition of necroptosis may be a new therapeutic approach to treating COPD

Inhibition of necroptosis may be a new therapeutic approach to treating COPD

Scientists discover genes responsible for smoking-related decline in lung function

Scientists discover genes responsible for smoking-related decline in lung function

Air pollution may increase chance of hospitalization for COVID-19 patients

Air pollution may increase chance of hospitalization for COVID-19 patients

Scientists generate a detailed molecular atlas of lung development

Scientists generate a detailed molecular atlas of lung development

Virtual clinical trials could transform the development of new drugs

Virtual clinical trials could transform the development of new drugs

Study suggests that melatonin may be a viable treatment option for COVID-19

Study suggests that melatonin may be a viable treatment option for COVID-19

Human gut microbiota may play a significant role in maintaining health

Human gut microbiota may play a significant role in maintaining health

Protein produced by nervous system may be the key to treating inflammatory diseases

Protein produced by nervous system may be the key to treating inflammatory diseases

Single dose of tocilizumab improves survival in critically ill COVID-19 patients

Single dose of tocilizumab improves survival in critically ill COVID-19 patients