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Curtin research produces innovative new whooping cough vaccine

18 Jul 2008 – New and Emerging Respiratory Therapies
Whooping cough, a highly contagious disease that results in about 300,000 deaths a year worldwide and is the least well controlled of all vaccine preventable diseases, can now be fought with a more … – more

Nicholson Museum bones could hold the key to TB

18 Jul 2008 – Hot Respiratory Topics
Close to 50 boxes of human and animal bones excavated in Jericho and held in the University of Sydney’s Nicholson Museum could hold the key for an international medical team to unlock the causes of … – more

Study identifies new DNA weapon against avian flu

10 Jul 2008 – Hot Respiratory Topics
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified a potential new way to vaccinate against avian flu. By delivering vaccine via DNA constructed to build antigens … – more

Asthma risk increases in children treated for HIV

9 Jul 2008 – General Respiratory News
Children whose immune systems rebound after treatment with potent anti-viral drugs for HIV infection face an increased risk of developing asthma, said a federally funded consortium of researchers led … – more

Researchers identify potential new drug candidates to combat “bird flu”

7 Jul 2008 – New and Emerging Respiratory Therapies
As the spectre of a worldwide outbreak of avian or “bird flu” lingers, health officials recognise that new drugs are desperately needed since some strains of the virus already have … – more

Researchers make promising finding in severe lung disease

4 Jul 2008 – Hot Respiratory Topics
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified a novel function for an enzyme that plays a role in the tissue injury in acute respiratory distress syndrome, also known as ARDS. – more

Common colds: green snot = good! sorting facts from fiction

1 Jul 2008 – Hot Respiratory Topics
The National Prescribing Service Limited (NPS) is aiming to help parents and carers better understand and manage common colds with its Common colds need common sense, not antibiotics campaign. – more

Respiratory illness, dog bites among top concerns for travelers to China

30 Jun 2008 – General Respiratory News
Beijing–bound Olympic travellers should worry less about exotic diseases, and instead focus on preventing more mundane health problems like respiratory illness and dog bites. A new study by … – more

New clinical trial for patients with asbestos-associated lung cancer

30 Jun 2008 – New and Emerging Respiratory Therapies
The Mesothelioma Center within the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center is now recruiting patients for a clinical … – more

Oxygen-rich lifesaving efforts pose risk for respiratory infections

21 Jun 2008 – General Respiratory News
Each year, thousands of premature infants battle to breathe. Thanks to life-saving interventions developed in the past couple decades – steroids given to their mothers to stall pre-term labor, … – more

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