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Tag: Lung Disease

Silica dust
A new paper published in Nutrients shows that the well-known NAD+ precursor NMN alleviates lung injury caused by silicate inhalation in wild-type mice. An antioxidant approach to a common problem What is Nicotinamide Mononucleotide? A Summary of NMNNicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) is a precursor of the coenzyme NAD+, which serves critical functions in our cells. The...
Polluted lungs
A new study published in Nature Medicine suggests that lifelong exposure to tiny airborne particles leads to their accumulation in lymph nodes in the lungs and to impaired immune function [1]. Age-related lung diseases and pollution With age, people become more susceptible to many diseases, with the lungs being one of the most affected organs....
Air Pollution
In a new study published in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, the researchers have shown that air pollution leads to lung function decline accompanied by lung and intestinal microbiome disbalances [1]. Air quality and longevity It is widely accepted that both intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence lifespan. Extrinsic factors include both lifestyle choices and environmental factors...
Elderly Person Coughing
Researchers have used a big data approach to disentangle cellular and physiological changes that are specific to COVID-19 from those caused by aging [1]. Identifying these improves our understanding of the disease and may help explain why COVID-19 has a more severe effect on older people. A tangled skein The enormous impact of COVID-19 around...
Lung branches
A new review published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology discusses the causes of, and potential treatments for, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Fibrosis, but not focused on fibroblasts In the lungs, the trachea (airway) breaks out into a tree-like system of nodes. Each branch ends in alveoli, which are responsible for...
Lungs
Using a novel 3D lung organoid model, new research published in Cell Stem Cell has shed light on the body's infection response to COVID-19. LungsOur lungs transfer ambient oxygen into the bloodstream while transferring out carbon dioxide. The airflow generated by our lungs also allows for speech as it passes through our vocal cords. Lung...