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New Soft, Wearable Stethoscope May Make It Easier to Detect COPD

Scientists have developed a soft, wearable stethoscope that could make it easier to detect lung abnormalities that are indicative of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The new device was described in a study, “Fully portable continuous real-time auscultation with a soft wearable stethoscope designed for automated…

Poor Sleep Quality Linked to COPD Flare-ups in US Study

Poor sleep significantly increased the risk of disease flare-ups in current or former smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a study found. “Sleep has not been extensively studied as a modifier of COPD outcomes,” Marishka Brown, PhD, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) National…

Even At Low Levels, Long-term Air Pollution May Increase COPD Risk

Long-term exposure to air pollution, even at relatively low concentrations, is associated significantly with reduced lung function and may increase the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a population-based study in Canada. “Few studies have examined the relationship between air pollution and the lung health of adults…

TSOI Nets IND Number Ahead of Proposed JadiCell Clinical Trial

Note: This story was updated June 6, 2022, to note that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has assigned an Investigational New Drug application (IND) number to Therapeutic Solutions International experimental JadiCell therapy. The FDA has not yet approved the company’s IND application. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s review…

Immune-suppressing Cells Boost JadiCells’ Therapeutic Effects in Mice

Treatment with immune-suppressing myeloid-derived suppressor cells alongside JadiCell — an investigational stem cell therapy from Therapeutic Solutions International (TSOI) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — led to more significant reductions in lung damage in mice compared with either treatment alone. Using them together also enhanced pulmonary regeneration…