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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Eases Symptoms, Improves Quality of Life

Pulmonary rehabilitation programs can ease shortness of breath, and improve exercise capacity and quality of life in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a recent meta-analysis. Additionally, the study revealed that mind-body exercises, such as tai chi and yoga, can significantly improve lung function in these…

ENA, COPD Foundation Team Up on INNA-051 Antiviral Nasal Spray

ENA Respiratory is developing its first-in-class, broad-spectrum antiviral nasal spray — known as INNA-051 — for populations at risk of developing complications from respiratory viral infections, including COVID-19. Now, the Australian company is teaming up with the COPD Foundation, a nonprofit with a mission to improve the…

FDA Approves Generic Version of Brovana for Long-term Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lupin Limited’s generic form of Brovana (arformoterol tartrate) for treating bronchoconstriction in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Like the name-brand medicine sold by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, the new generic is indicated for long-term maintenance treatment, according to…

New Atlas of COPD Lung Cells May Help Advance Treatments

A team of researchers have created a comprehensive blueprint of cells that are in the lungs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, which helped them identify previously unknown cell subpopulations and changes in gene activity and cellular interactions. “Our analysis identified novel changes in gene expression [activity] and…

Promising Compound Derived From Tick Saliva May Help Stop Flare-ups

Animal and human studies highlight the potential of nomacopan, an investigational inhaled medicine to alleviate severe exacerbations caused by inflammatory lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Akari Therapeutics, the company developing the therapy, is collaborating with Inhalation Sciences to refine the dosing and pharmacological…