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ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Americans Celebrate 80th Year of Social Security
August 14, 2015 9:05 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
AARP released results of a survey this week as America marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According Read More...
Why Mesothelioma is Often Missed by Doctors
July 9, 2015 1:48 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine, a free online resource devoted to helping people with mesothelioma and their loved ones, has just posted a new study that says the symptoms of the deadly disease often slip by doctors. As the new article on notes, Read More...
A Stark Reminder of Polio
April 10, 2015 9:19 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Ted Hill, MBE, CEO, The British Polio Fellowship The recent news that 107 children in the U.S. have been left paralyzed from what is being described as a “Polio-like disease” is deeply concerning. It offers a stark reminder of times gone by when the Read More...
Research Consortium Identifies Novel African-American Asthma Gene
August 5, 2011 1:43 PM by Valerie Newitt
A new national collaboration of asthma genetics researchers has revealed a novel gene associated with the disease in African-Americans, according to a new scientific report. The paper, "Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of asthma in ethnically Read More...
Will Personalized Medicine Help Break Stereotypes?
May 11, 2011 9:03 AM by Valerie Newitt
Personalized medicine is an ideal of care, and one that health professionals are embracing as research advances make it easier to define biomarkers, patient phenotypes, and individualized therapies. In the bigger picture of life, perhaps this whole notion Read More...
Mold and Asthma Go Hand in Hand
July 2, 2010 12:17 PM by Vern Enge
Considerable interest has been generated of late linking mold to severe asthma exacerbations, thanks to a recently released study by Ann Wu, of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and colleagues. That study, published in Read More...
Gene Variants Factor into Asthma Attacks
October 14, 2009 2:42 PM by Vern Enge
How often do therapists hear the phrase: "It's all in the genes"? It's used to explain everything from brainpower to muscle power and points in between. Now that same uttering might be used to apply to asthma attacks. British researchers are currently Read More...
It’s All in the Genes
March 26, 2009 4:01 PM by Frank Visco
Researchers at Wake Forest University have suggested genetics may explain why only 25% of long-term smokers develop chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases even though 90 percent of COPD is attributed to smoking. The study considered variations in the Read More...
ACAAI 2008: The Sunny Side of Genomics in Asthma
November 7, 2008 6:17 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Seattle's rain clouds and overcast skies didn't stop presenters from offering a sunny outlook for genomics and personalized medicine in asthma at this morning's breakfast symposium, "Asthma at the Cutting Edge." Stephen Peters, MD, PhD, kicked off the Read More...
CHEST 2008: If the Gene Fits...
October 31, 2008 1:26 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Some respiratory professionals out there may not have brushed on their knowledge of DNA and gene sequencing since their undergrad or med school days. If that's the case, you might to have a quick refresher because of the landmark COPDGene Study launched Read More...


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