Your genetic material instructs your cells to produce the proteins encoded in it.
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Gene therapies and vaccines are often injected into muscle cells that are inefficient at producing desired proteins. Making them work more like liver cells could lead to better treatment outcomes.
Inhaling mist contaminated with
Legionella pneumophila can lead to Legionnaires’ disease.
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A woman recently died from Legionnaires’ disease at an Atlanta hotel. Why? The cause is known and the disease is largely preventable. Yet the number of cases in the US continue to rise.
Cigarettes have been known for years to cause many diseases. Tobacco companies now have to pay $9 billion each year to help states pay for the costs of treatment to people they sickened.
April 15 is not only a day to pay individual taxes to the IRS. It is also the day that tobacco companies must pay a penalty to help offset states’ costs for the treatment of tobacco-related diseases.
Communities that live near mines are exposed to particles of dust from these mines which affects their health.
People living close to mine dumps are more inclined to show symptoms of asthma.
Barbara Bush and her husband, George H.W. Bush, at his Houston campaign headquarters June 4, 1964.
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The former first lady was reported to have a condition that makes breathing hard and often occurs in smokers. COPD is a condition that affects almost 16 million Americans.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is responsible for the majority of deaths from chronic lower respiratory diseases.
The lung is like an upside-down tree where the wind pipe is the trunk and the bronchi are the branches. Chronic lower respiratory diseases affect these branches.
The toxic effects of cigarette smoke reach far into the lungs.
Almost everyone will know someone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): an incurable disease of the lungs that makes breathing difficult. Never heard of it? Well, chances are you’ve heard…
Many emphysema sufferers cannot breathe without the aid of an oxygen tank.
Tests on mice have given German researchers fresh hope that existing drugs could be used to reverse the debilitating effects of emphysema but experts have cautioned that the results may not apply to humans…