Emphysema

Emphysema is a debilitating disease that afflicts more than three million Americans. The disease is caused primarily by smoking and leads to a progressive, irreversible breakdown of lung tissue.

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Black adults with normal lung function found to have emphysema after race-based adjustments to spirometry

Black adults with normal lung function found to have emphysema after race-based adjustments to spirometry

Study shows the importance of early detection of coronary heart disease among COPD patients

Study shows the importance of early detection of coronary heart disease among COPD patients

Lung cancer risk increases with emphysema severity, study reveals

Lung cancer risk increases with emphysema severity, study reveals

Researchers reveal why people with allergic asthma are protected from severe COVID

Researchers reveal why people with allergic asthma are protected from severe COVID

Study explores prevalence and symptom trajectory of long COVID

Study explores prevalence and symptom trajectory of long COVID

Simple screening method could reduce the occurrence of lung diseases

Simple screening method could reduce the occurrence of lung diseases

COPD: Ion channels in immune cells could potentially be targets for new therapies

COPD: Ion channels in immune cells could potentially be targets for new therapies

Simple health assessment could significantly reduce the global burden of COPD

Simple health assessment could significantly reduce the global burden of COPD

Erectile dysfunction medication found to intensify abdominal aortic aneurysms in mice

Erectile dysfunction medication found to intensify abdominal aortic aneurysms in mice

Researchers provide a clearer picture of healthy development of the lungs

Researchers provide a clearer picture of healthy development of the lungs

Researchers receive $22 million grant for clinical trial that aims to reduce lung transplant rejection

Researchers receive $22 million grant for clinical trial that aims to reduce lung transplant rejection

Inhaled prostacyclin improves oxygenation in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients

Inhaled prostacyclin improves oxygenation in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients

Study reveals cellular mechanism behind older adults' susceptibility to COVID-19

Study reveals cellular mechanism behind older adults' susceptibility to COVID-19

Identification of common genes in COVID-19 and COPD

Identification of common genes in COVID-19 and COPD

Teen’s mysterious condition spurs the opening of Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic

Teen’s mysterious condition spurs the opening of Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic

Scientists identify potential therapeutic targets to alleviate severe COVID-19 in aged patients

Scientists identify potential therapeutic targets to alleviate severe COVID-19 in aged patients

Low-dose CT lung cancer screening linked to reduction in lung cancer mortality

Low-dose CT lung cancer screening linked to reduction in lung cancer mortality

Researchers receive $12.8M renewal grant to reveal how smoking causes distinct lung diseases

Researchers receive $12.8M renewal grant to reveal how smoking causes distinct lung diseases

Novel CT scan-based approach indicates possible lung destruction in some people with asthma

Novel CT scan-based approach indicates possible lung destruction in some people with asthma

Study shows how mesenchymal stromal cells regulate factors driving inflammation in COPD patients

Study shows how mesenchymal stromal cells regulate factors driving inflammation in COPD patients