Quit the Hookah! Lung Damage, Inflammation Is Reversible with Smoking Cessation

New research finds that quitting smoking is an effective way to resolve impaired lung function and airway inflammation associated with waterpipe smoking. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.

Increased Oxygen Concentration in Inhaled Air Helps Coronavirus Enter the Body

Article title: Elevated FiO2 increases SARS-CoV-2 co-receptor expression in respiratory tract epithelium Authors: Despoina Myti, Miša Gunjak, Francisco Casado, Solmaz Khaghani Raziabad, Claudio Nardiello, István Vadász, Susanne Herold, Gloria Pryhuber, Werner Seeger, Rory E. Morty From the authors: “The data presented here…

Study Identifies Genetic Anomaly Associated with Poor Response to Common Asthma Treatment

A new Cleveland Clinic study has uncovered a genetic anomaly associated with poor response to a common asthma treatment. The findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that asthmatic patients with the gene variant are less likely to respond to glucocorticoids and often develop severe asthma.