Low Blood Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Increased Risk of Interstitial Lung Disease
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  July 9, 2018  
  Respiratory Diseases  
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 Low Blood Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Increased Risk of Interstitial Lung DiseaseLow Blood Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Increased Risk of Interstitial Lung Disease
 
Reviewing medical information gathered on more than 6,000 adults over a 10-year period, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that lower than normal blood levels of vitamin D were linked to increased risk of early signs of interstitial lung disease.
 
   Novel Chip Can Be Used to Identify Rhinovirus Strains as Cause of AsthmaNovel Chip Can Be Used to Identify Rhinovirus Strains as Cause of Asthma
 
MedUni Vienna has developed a method that can be used to identify individual rhinovirus strains ("cold viruses") as a cause of asthma.
 
   New Tool Determines Best Treatment Plan for Adults with Severe AsthmaNew Tool Determines Best Treatment Plan for Adults with Severe Asthma
 
One in 12 adults and one in 11 children in the United States are living with asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The communication between patients and clinicians is an important factor in proper management of a patient's symptoms and treatment.
 
 Study Explores Health Impact of Air Pollution from Traffic
 
Study Explores Health Impact of Air Pollution from TrafficWhat would happen if all petrol and diesel-powered vehicles were removed from a smaller European city? Up to 4% of all premature deaths could be prevented, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden.
 
 
 Research Analyzes Effect of Air Pollution on Children’s Lung Health
 
Research Analyzes Effect of Air Pollution on Children’s Lung HealthOver 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study led by Queen Mary University of London, launched today by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
 
 
 Scientists Discover New Kind of Small-cell Lung Cancer
 
Scientists Discover New Kind of Small-cell Lung CancerResearchers have discovered a new kind of small-cell lung cancer. The discovery paves the way for developing personalized medicine approaches to target this previously unnoticed form of the disease.
 
 
 Research Project Could Lead to Development of New Immune Therapies for Lung Cancer
 
Research Project Could Lead to Development of New Immune Therapies for Lung CancerProtein kinases regulate nearly all processes in cells. If the function of these enzymes is disrupted, often cancer will develop. In particular certain types of deregulated mitogen-activated protein kinases are believed to be the cause of various types of cancer.