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Bronchiectasis is a condition in which the lung’s airways (bronchi) are dilated, causing an accumulation of mucus. This, in turn, makes the patient more vulnerable to infection, which can cause permanent damage. Most affected patients are middle-aged.
SARS-CoV-2 Spike may trigger production of antibodies that cross-react with human thrombopoietin to induce thrombocytopenia

SARS-CoV-2 Spike may trigger production of antibodies that cross-react with human thrombopoietin to induce thrombocytopenia

Combination of doxycycline and TB drug treatment reduces the size of lung cavities

Combination of doxycycline and TB drug treatment reduces the size of lung cavities

Long COVID patients at higher risk of small airway disease

Long COVID patients at higher risk of small airway disease

Researchers propose new way to treat chronic lung condition

Researchers propose new way to treat chronic lung condition

National health groups offer support for COPD patients and caregivers amid pandemic

National health groups offer support for COPD patients and caregivers amid pandemic

Fecal shedding of SARS-CoV-2 in big cats at the Bronx Zoo

Fecal shedding of SARS-CoV-2 in big cats at the Bronx Zoo

Human lungs rejected for transplant can be recovered using cross-circulation with pigs

Human lungs rejected for transplant can be recovered using cross-circulation with pigs

Experts create new, evidence-based guideline for treatment of NTM lung disease

Experts create new, evidence-based guideline for treatment of NTM lung disease

Pangolin version of SARS-CoV-2 can cause COVID-19-like illness

Pangolin version of SARS-CoV-2 can cause COVID-19-like illness

Deadly infection in cystic fibrosis could be curbed with combination medication

Deadly infection in cystic fibrosis could be curbed with combination medication

Study shows non-TB lung infections rising; more in women and older people

Study shows non-TB lung infections rising; more in women and older people

Making Bacterial Infections a Thing of the Past for Chronic Respiratory Conditions

Making Bacterial Infections a Thing of the Past for Chronic Respiratory Conditions

Bronchiectasis patients often display high sensitivity to airborne allergens

Bronchiectasis patients often display high sensitivity to airborne allergens

Inhaled steroid use linked to greater risk of NTM lung infections

Inhaled steroid use linked to greater risk of NTM lung infections

ATS Foundation and Insmed to provide $50,000 funding for NTM lung disease research

ATS Foundation and Insmed to provide $50,000 funding for NTM lung disease research

Chinese researchers report first clinical trial based on autologous lung stem cell transplantation

Chinese researchers report first clinical trial based on autologous lung stem cell transplantation

E-cigarettes may activate distinctive and potentially damaging immune responses, study reveals

E-cigarettes may activate distinctive and potentially damaging immune responses, study reveals

Findings suggest e-cigarettes may be just as bad as traditional cigarettes

Findings suggest e-cigarettes may be just as bad as traditional cigarettes

Breakthrough study could lead to diagnostic tools and better treatments for chronic bronchitis

Breakthrough study could lead to diagnostic tools and better treatments for chronic bronchitis

Clinical trial offers new hope for patients suffering from severe lung disease

Clinical trial offers new hope for patients suffering from severe lung disease