Author Archives: Iqra Mumal, MSc

Young PH Researchers Boosted by Foundation Partner Grants

The ATS Foundation Research Program and Pulmonary Hypertension Association have announced the 2019 recipients of their partner grants, totaling $210,000, for young researchers dedicated to scientific discovery and better patient care in the field of pulmonary hypertension. An $80,000 Foundation Partner grant was awarded to Rahul Kumar, PhD, a…

Owlstone Launches New Generation of Tools to Support ID of Disease Biomarkers on Person’s Breath

Owlstone Medical announced that it has introduced a new ReCIVA Breath Sampler and CASPER Portable Air Supply, designed to support researchers working to identify disease biomarkers and to measure levels of known volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on a person’s breath. Confirmed biomarkers provide valuable information to both clinicians and researchers…

Blocking Inflammatory Signaling in Specific Pulmonary Artery Cells Might Treat PAH, Study Says

Targeting the pro-inflammatory TGF-β signaling pathway in specific cells of the pulmonary arteries — those with high levels of a protein called periostin — shows promise in treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a study reports. The study, “Periostin-expressing cell-specific transforming growth factor-β inhibition in pulmonary artery prevents pulmonary arterial…