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  • Premature aging of stem cell telomeres linked to emphysema

    Lung diseases like emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis are common among people with malfunctioning telomeres, the “caps” or ends of chromosomes. Now, researchers from Johns Hopkins say they have discovered what goes wrong and why.Mary Armanios, M.D., an associate professor of oncology at the Johns Hopk more

  • New test could identify smokers at risk of emphysema

    Using CT scans to measure blood flow in the lungs of people who smoke may offer a way to identify which smokers are most at risk of emphysema before the disease damages and eventually destroys areas of the lungs, according to a University of Iowa study. The study found that smokers who have very su more

  • BAC Extends Partnership with GE Healthcare to Launch Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Select

    BAC BV has extended its collaboration with GE Healthcare with the addition of a new bioprocess affinity chromatography ligand to GE Healthcare’s range of custom designed media. The latest addition to the range is an affinity resin for the purification of alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) from blood plasma, more

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Emphysema Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD ), formerly termed chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD). It is often caused by exposure to toxic chemical s or long-term exposure to tobacco smoke . Emphysema ... more


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