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Study finds new mechanism of tuberculosis infection

27 July, 2016

Researchers have identified a new route of entry that Mycrobacterium tuberculosis infects the body through, that could have significant…
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Study links new opioid use in older COPD patients to increased risk of death

18 July, 2016

Researchers have found that older adults with COPD who take prescribed opioids are twice as likely to die due to respiratory-related…
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Highlights from the ERS International Congress 2015, Amsterdam

14 July, 2016

Last year’s ERS International Congress was the largest ever with over 23,000 delegates in attendance and 4,021 abstract presentations, covering…
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Study finds link between Great Smog of 1952 and increased asthma rates

13 July, 2016

Researchers have found that the Great Smog of 1952 led to increased rates of childhood asthma, in addition to increasing the likelihood of…
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Tuberculosis in the Americas and the challenges of disposal

6 July, 2016

Dr Giovanni Battista Migliori, member of the ELF Council and Secretary General of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) participated in a World…
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MEPs urged to give their consent in the European Parliament vote on the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products to the WHO FCTC

30 June, 2016

On 7th June, The European Parliament will vote on the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products to the World Health Organisation…
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Member states encouraged to adopt plain packaging to tackle smoking epidemic

30 June, 2016

On World No Tobacco Day (31 May, 2016), the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP)…
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EU Tobacco Products Directive enters into Force Today

30 June, 2016

The European Respiratory Society calls on Member States to swiftly implement the EU Tobacco Products Directive
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The European Respiratory Society and the European Lung Foundation recommend that UK members and citizens vote to remain in the European Union

30 June, 2016

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Lung Foundation (ELF) recommend that all UK members and citizens vote to remain in the…
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ERS adopts BioMed Alliance Code of Conduct

30 June, 2016

ERS has recently adopted a Code of Conduct for healthcare professionals and scientific organisations developed by the Alliance for Biomedical…
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ERS welcomes decision that plain packaging and the Tobacco Products Directive are legal

30 June, 2016

The European Respiratory Society has welcomed today’s (4 May, 2016) ruling from the European Court of Justice that the European Union’s (EU)…
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RESPIRE2 Fellowships awarded to 8 researchers ahead of open call for RESPIRE3

30 June, 2016

8 researchers have been awarded the European Respiratory Society (ERS)/EU RESPIRE2 Post-doctoral Research Fellowship following the 3rd and final…
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Study looks at the link between lung transplant and cardiac arrhythmia

30 June, 2016

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have investigated the occurrence of cardiac arrhythmia in lung transplant patients with a focus on…
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Cochrane review: FDCs as effective as single-drug formulations for treating TB

30 June, 2016

Fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) of drugs have similar efficacy to single-drug formulations for treating people with newly diagnosed TB, according…
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Study finds new way to predict COPD progression

30 June, 2016

A study presented at the American Thoracic Society’s international conference in San Francisco last week has identified a process initiated in…
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Study identifies lung cancer mutations that may be responsive to immunotherapy

30 June, 2016

A new study has identified a number of new driver mutations in lung cancer cells that may be responsive to genomically targeted therapies and to…
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Respipedia competition winners announced

30 June, 2016

ERS is pleased to announce that the winners of the best article submitted to our respiratory focussed wiki ‘Respipedia’ have been decided.
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Action and collaboration needed for asthma, a major noncommunicable disease

30 June, 2016

In support of World Asthma Day, May 3, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) calls for stakeholders to collaborate to fund,…
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Bacterial biomarkers predict early treatment success for TB

30 June, 2016

Bacterial biomarkers that predict early treatment success in tuberculosis cases have been identified in a new study published in BMC Medicine.…
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World No Tobacco Day event to outline the progress and challenges of plain packaging

30 June, 2016

The European Respiratory Society will host a World No Tobacco Day event, Plain-packaging to protect our youth: “Progress made, challenges…
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Healthy Lungs for Life event promotes spirometry in Africa

30 June, 2016

A Healthy Lungs for Life awareness event promoting the use of spirometry testing for the diagnosis and monitoring of chronic lung disease took…
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ERS receives international award for best use of technology

30 June, 2016

The Live Pulmonary Endoscopy sessions at last year’s International Congress in Amsterdam have received an International and European…
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Laying the foundations for the ERS Research Agency

30 June, 2016

As part of its 2013-2018 strategic plan, ERS is currently working on the launch of a Research Agency, which will support respiratory research…
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How can we improve awareness about air pollution and occupational lung disease?

30 June, 2016

Experts have gathered in Brussels this week to take part in two workshops aiming to improve the communication of air pollution risk and education…
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Investment and action needed to end TB

30 June, 2016

In support of World TB Day, 24 March, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) calls for united efforts to mobilise the financial…
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