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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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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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