Lung microbiota: a prognostic marker of COPD?

Composition of the pulmonary microbiota could well become a marker of the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. A team brought to light a correlation between the presence of some bacteria and prognosis at one year.   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affected 3.5 ...

Pulmonary carcinogenesis: what role is played by the local microbiota?

The presence of commensal bacteria in the lower airways could lead to positive regulation of cell signaling pathways and be at the root of some lung cancers.   The involvement of the microbiota of the lower airways in the development of some lung cancers has been documented, but pathogeni...

Pulmonary dysbiosis and lung cancer

Based on known correlations between intestinal dysbiosis and colorectal cancer on the one hand, and pulmonary dysbiosis and asthma or COPD on the other hand, a Chinese-American team focused on a new research approach: the link between pulmonary microbiota and lung cancer.   The lung is no...
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