Scientists successfully transplant lab-grown lungs into pigs

Lab-grown organ transplants aren’t right around the corner, but they may considerably closer than you think. University of Texas Medical Branch researchers have successfully tested bioengineered lungs in adult pigs, with no signs of medical complications. While it’s not certain how effective the lungs were at oxygenating the pigs, they developed the sturdy network of […]

The deadly chemical used in a suspected gas attack on a Syrian hospital feels ‘a knife made of fire’ in your lungs

White Helmets/Reuters A hospital in Douma, Syria, was reportedly attacked with what may be sarin and chlorine gases on Saturday. Videos and photos on social media allegedly show dead men, women, and children with others foaming at the mouth and struggling to breathe. The suspected gas attacks reportedly killed about 40 to 150 people and […]

Cough symptoms? Mysterious gunky build up in the lungs could be DEADLY

Bronchitis is an infection that targets the main airways of the lungs. It causes them to become irritated and inflamed, leading to a persistent cough and sensation of a gunky build up. In most cases the condition clears up in a few weeks, but for some people it can remain. Known as chronic bronchitis, scientists […]

Pulmonary hypertension cure? This could treat high blood pressure affecting LUNGS

The walls of the arteries become thick and stiff, which narrows the space for blood to pass through. This increases blood pressure. The disease leads to exercise intolerance, breathlessness and heart failure. It can even stop the right side of the heart from working properly. In the UK, around experts believe 6,000 to 7,000 people […]