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A pulmonary transplant (or lung transplant) is a surgical procedure in which a diseased lung is removed and replaced with a healthy lung from a donor. A lung transplant will often be recommended if a person has advanced lung disease that is unresponsive to other treatments and/or when a person's life expectancy is likely less than 2-3 years. A lung transplant is considered for those suffering from the following conditions:
RNAi therapy shuts down gene critical to RSV, prevents virus replication

RNAi therapy shuts down gene critical to RSV, prevents virus replication

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals reports consolidated financial results for first quarter 2010

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals reports consolidated financial results for first quarter 2010

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals publishes encouraging results from Phase II GEMINI study in PNAS

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals publishes encouraging results from Phase II GEMINI study in PNAS

IL-10 Gene Therapy helps repair damaged lungs found unfit for transplant

IL-10 Gene Therapy helps repair damaged lungs found unfit for transplant

Stem cell scientists receive stimulus grants to study lung and blood disorders

Stem cell scientists receive stimulus grants to study lung and blood disorders

Lung transplant patients may one day benefit from synthetic peptide, researchers report

Lung transplant patients may one day benefit from synthetic peptide, researchers report

CPF, PFF applaud PF patients' efforts to plead with FDA Advisory Panel regarding lack of treatment options

CPF, PFF applaud PF patients' efforts to plead with FDA Advisory Panel regarding lack of treatment options

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals initiates ALN-RSV01 Phase IIb trial in adult lung transplant patients for RSV infection

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals initiates ALN-RSV01 Phase IIb trial in adult lung transplant patients for RSV infection

PARI Pharma commences enrollment in L-CsA Phase 2b efficacy study

PARI Pharma commences enrollment in L-CsA Phase 2b efficacy study

New study may allow scientists to develop screening test for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

New study may allow scientists to develop screening test for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Double-lung transplant donation saves life

Double-lung transplant donation saves life

Expert advice for organ transplant surgeons on clinical issues posed by swine flu pandemic

Expert advice for organ transplant surgeons on clinical issues posed by swine flu pandemic

HealthGrades identifies top-rated hospital organ-transplantation centers

HealthGrades identifies top-rated hospital organ-transplantation centers

Update on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals' RNAi pipeline, platform, and technology

Update on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals' RNAi pipeline, platform, and technology

Lung transplant ordeal

Lung transplant ordeal

Research study reveals that mortality remains high in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Research study reveals that mortality remains high in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Researchers profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

Researchers profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

Women with cystic fibrosis can have safe and successful fertility treatment

Women with cystic fibrosis can have safe and successful fertility treatment

Discovery of protein that helps determine progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Discovery of protein that helps determine progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Double-lung transplants work better than single for long-term survival

Double-lung transplants work better than single for long-term survival