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Unknown cells found in lung

AmericaThe University of Pennsylvania team discovered a new type of cell deep in the lungs that may play an important role in lung diseases. The study was published in the journal Nature April 1st. Experts analyzed human lung tissue to identify new cells and called them respiratory secretory cells (RASCs). The cells line the small […]

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15% of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease die from nCoV infection

A study in the US found that 62% of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were hospitalized with Covid-19, compared with 28% in the non-COPD group; alarming death rate. This study was conducted on 387,000 Covid-19 patients, of which more than 7,500 had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), accounting for 2.07%. The mortality rate […]