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Article ID: 698864

Coal Miners at Growing Risk of Developing Debilitating, Deadly Lung Fibrosis

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The number of cases of progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) among U.S. coal miners has risen during the past two decades, even as the number of coal miners has declined, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Article ID: 699140

Statins Associated with Improvement of Rare Lung Disease

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers have found that cholesterol-lowering statins may improve the conditions of people with a rare lung disease called autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. The research also suggested that two new tests could help diagnose the condition.

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16-Aug-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699079

There’s No Place Like Home: Study Finds Patients with Low-Risk Blood Clots May Be Better Off Receiving Treatment at Home

Intermountain Medical Center

New study by researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City found that patients with low-risk blood clots may be better off receiving treatment at home versus being admitted to the hospital.

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16-Aug-2018 6:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699063

First Mouse Model to Mimic Lung Disease Could Speed Discovery of More Effective Treatments

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A team of researchers from Penn Medicine has developed the first mouse model with an IPF-associated mutation, which induces scarring and other damage similar to what is observed in humans suffering from the condition.

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15-Aug-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698991

Fat Metabolism Is Linked to Sleep Apnea

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Researchers studying the link between sleep apnea and heart disease have found a new mechanism: lipid clearance from the blood is slower in people with apnea, predisposing them to heart disease. Fortunately, CPAP treatment seems to improve matters.

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14-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698959

Inching Closer to a Soft Spot in Antibiotic-Resistant Tuberculosis

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Researchers comparing several clonal strains of isoniazid-sensitive and resistant tuberculosis bacteria found shared changes to mycobacterial metabolism that bolster the evidence for a new proposed drug target.

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14-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance again ranked in the Top 10 in the nation for adult cancer care

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) / University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) is ranked among the best in the nation for adult cancer care by U.S. News & World Report for 2018-2019.

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14-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698768

Doctor-Patient Discussions Neglect Potential Harms of Lung Cancer Screening, Study Finds

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Although national guidelines advise doctors to discuss the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with high-risk patients because of a high rate of false positives and other factors, those conversations aren’t happening the way they should be, according to a study by researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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    10-Aug-2018 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 698647

More than 40 Percent of Women with Asthma May Develop COPD, but Risk May Be Reduced

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

More than 4 in 10 women with asthma may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study conducted in Ontario, Canada, and published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Inaugural Class of the Michael Brown Penn-GSK Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Program Commence Unique Collaborative Training

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Four Penn Medicine postdoctoral trainees have been awarded three-year fellowships through a newly established program, the Michael Brown Penn-GSK Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Program from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline.

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