Age-Related Inflammatory Processes Facilitate Development of COPD

Neuherberg, 17th of June, 2015. At present, there is a lack of effective treatments that target the causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Scientists of the Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC) at Helmholtz Zentrum München are therefore investigating the molecular causes of COPD in order to intervene specifically. A recently published study in the journal Oncotarget is a contribution to understanding the underlying causes of COPD, especially in the elderly population. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)