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Highlights from the Lung Science Conference, 2016

30 June, 2016

The 14th Lung Science Conference brought together researchers from across the world in Estoril, Portugal last weekend to share the latest…
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ERS shortlisted for international award

30 June, 2016

The Live Pulmonary Endoscopy sessions at last year’s International Congress in Amsterdam have been shortlisted for an Associations Network…
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New developments could allow doctors to virtually see inside the lungs of patients

30 June, 2016

New developments in scan technology could enable space inside the lungs to be visible on a Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.
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New “AsthmaMap” could redefine disease and personalise treatment for patients

30 June, 2016

Estoril, Portugal: A new digital “map” detailing different mechanisms that contribute to the development of asthma could help researchers…
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Beta-blockers could reduce the risk of COPD exacerbations

30 June, 2016

Beta-blockers could be used to reduce the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations, according to new findings.
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New platform offers respiratory professionals chance to shape science policy at the EU level

30 June, 2016

Respiratory professionals are being offered the chance to join and contribute to an online platform connecting researchers, citizens, the media…
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New research finds promising way forward for CF treatment

30 June, 2016

Scientists have shed new light on protein interactions in cystic fibrosis, which could have possible implications for future drugs to treat the…
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Submit your content to Respipedia and you could win free Congress registration

30 June, 2016

We are offering members the chance to win free registration to the ERS International Congress, by contributing articles to the new wiki dedicated…
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Perinatal air pollution exposure increases risk of asthma in children

30 June, 2016

New research finds that babies born to mothers exposed to traffic-related air pollution are at a higher risk of developing asthma before the age…
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PREPARE project to support monitoring of Zika virus

30 June, 2016

Research tools developed by the EU-funded PREPARE project are currently being used to collect data on the outbreak of the Zika virus, which the…
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The Forum of International Respiratory Societies Supports World Cancer Day on 4 February

30 June, 2016

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies and its global members aim to raise awareness about lung cancer on World Cancer Day.
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Long-term exposure to ozone may increase lung and cardiovascular deaths

30 June, 2016

A study has found that adults with long-term exposure to ozone (O3) may have increased risk of dying from respiratory and cardiovascular…
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Portuguese-speaking respiratory societies form new alliance

30 June, 2016

A group of Portuguese-speaking respiratory societies have formed a new alliance in partnership with ERS and the Asociación Latinoamericana de…
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ERS at The Union Conference

30 June, 2016

ERS has recently attended the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cape Town, South Africa. Members of the ERS leadership delivered…
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WHO calls for research to ensure preparedness for major epidemics

29 June, 2016

WHO calls for urgent research and development into a list of emerging pathogens it considers most likely to cause major epidemics in the future.
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Study sheds light on how drug molecules regulate protein linked to asthma

29 June, 2016

A new study has shown how various pharmaceutical drugs activate or deactivate a signalling protein linked to asthma, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
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Bronchoscopic lung-volume reduction in emphysema patients without interlobar collateral ventilation

29 June, 2016

Endobronchial-valve treatment significantly improves pulmonary function and exercise capacity in patients with severe emphysema when the patient…
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New vaccine strategy reduces risk of flu infections in cancer patients

29 June, 2016

A recent study has found that administering a high-dose flu vaccine followed by a second high-dose booster shot one month later can reduce the…
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Air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe

29 June, 2016

A report published this week by the European Environment Agency (EEA) states that 58,000 premature deaths could be avoided if the EU Clean Air…
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World AIDS Day 2015

29 June, 2016

Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) Urges Continued International Efforts to Fight acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) on…
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Vitamin D does not reduce colds in asthma patients

29 June, 2016

Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the number of or severity of colds in asthma patients, according to a new study published in the American…
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The Stop TB Partnership warns of insufficient funding to tackle tuberculosis

29 June, 2016

The Stop TB Partnership, an organisation created by the World Health Assembly in 2000 and whose membership includes WHO and the Forum of…
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Gene therapy: A promising candidate for cystic fibrosis treatment

29 June, 2016

A new study has achieved positive gene therapy treatment results for cystic fibrosis (CF) in mice and in cell cultures derived from human CF…
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Antibiotic awareness

29 June, 2016

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria present a growing public health problem and related infections have become an everyday occurrence in hospitals. A…
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EU puts spotlight on ERS’s fellowships for future respiratory leaders

29 June, 2016

An ERS Fellowship programme aimed at nurturing future leaders of respiratory medicine was showcased this week (10 December, 2015) at the Marie…
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