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   Removing asbestos from schools likely to increase cases of mesotheliomaRemoving asbestos from schools likely to increase cases of mesothelioma
 
Removing asbestos from every school in the UK could result in more deaths from mesothelioma than if the asbestos was left in place, claims expert.
 
   Discovery of distinct lung cancer pathways could help future patientsDiscovery of distinct lung cancer pathways could help future patients
 
Known for its poor prognosis, lung adenocarcinoma is the most common type of lung cancer, responsible for about 4 of 10 diagnoses, according to the National Cancer Institute.
 
 Tuberculosis still looms large over a fourth of the world’s people
 
Tuberculosis still looms large over a fourth of the world’s peopleA new Danish study concludes that a quarter of the people on earth have the tuberculosis bacillus within their bodies. This disease preys on over 10 million people annually, and kills 2 million a year. It is Number 1 on the list of killer diseases, far above AIDS and other infections.
 
 
 Study uncovers cause of asthmatic lung spasms
 
Study uncovers cause of asthmatic lung spasmsResearchers at Rutgers and other institutions have discovered how muscle contraction (bronchospasm) in the airway, which cause breathing difficulty in people with asthma, occur by creating a microdevice that mimics the behavior of the human airways.
 
 
 Study finds specific direct targets for lung cancer treatment
 
Study finds specific direct targets for lung cancer treatmentA team of researchers at the Salk Institute has found two therapeutic targets for the deadly type of lung cancer, non-small-cell lung carcinomas (NSCLCs), which accounts for 85 percent of all lung cancer cases. They believe that the breakthrough discovery could pave the way for the development of new treatments for a majority of lung cancer patients.