fruit fly research
New research conducted with fruit flies reveals that extra sleep can help the brain overcome serious neurological defects that may have otherwise blocked memory formation.
e-cig liquid
The North Carolina Senate has passed a bipartisan bill that would make child-resistant packaging and warning labels mandatory for liquids used with electronic-cigarette vaporizers.
medicine
A clinical trial has shown that a subset of lung cancer patients can derive clinical benefits from drugs that are commonly used to treat melanoma.
no smoking
Researchers say that although global efforts to reduce tobacco use have had some success, more can be done to reduce smoking-related deaths.
e-cigarette
A column by the editorial board of the The New York Times examines the dangers of e-cigarettes and the use of e-cigarettes by middle and high school students.
lung cancer surgery
New research shows individuals with low income and limited education have higher odds of death within one month after undergoing lung cancer surgery.
idebenone
The drug idebenone produced notably less decline in standard respiratory function measures in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
yellow vaccine
Receipt of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorders, even for children who had an older sibling with autism, according to a study of nearly 100,000 children, published in JAMA.
mount everest
Nick Talbot, a 39-year-old man with cystic fibrosis, will attempt to be the first person with this condition to climb Mount Everest.
e-cigarette
The level of chemicals used to flavor some e-cigarettes may exceed recommended limits and irritate the respiratory system.
vitamin d
A research group in Korea has reported a higher prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in individuals with COPD.
texas state capitol
The AARC has asked respiratory therapists in Texas to support an initiative that would establish a strategic plan for asthma and COPD.
neuron
Scientists discover among a handful of sensory neurons, two types are dedicated to specific respiratory functions, which may suggest new ways of considering clinical conditions related to the vagus nerve.
research grant
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics has provided a $14M grant to Genzyme to develop therapy options for cystic fibrosis patients with the common mutation F508del.
afflovest
In a recent clinical study, use of AffloVest, a portable High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) vest, showed lung function improvements in a group of teens with cystic fibrosis.
3Bmedical-PAP-Luna-500
3B Medical Inc has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its new Luna Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) device platform, according to a company announcement.
e-cigarette
According to data published by the CDC and the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, current e-cigarette use by middle and high school students has tripled from 2013 to 2014.
development
Breethe Inc has obtained exclusive rights to develop a wearable, portable blood pump oxygenator that will function as an artificial lung system for patients suffering from cardiopulmonary collapse and respiratory failure.
wind instrument
New findings presented at the Sleep and Breathing Conference in Barcelona reveal that playing wind instruments, such as the flute, may reduce the risk of developing sleep apnea.
inhaler
Researchers explored the previously unproven role of the calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) in causing asthma, a disease which affects 300 million people worldwide.