2004 News


Breast-Cancer Cells Low in Protein Found to Suppress Growth

December 31, 2004

Breast-cancer cells have low to nonexistent levels of a protein that National Jewish researchers at have found inhibits cell proliferation.
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Rising Tobacco Costs Bring Extra Incentive to Call Colorado Quitline

December 31, 2004

The 2005 New Year will bring added incentive for Colorado residents to kick the tobacco habit -- the rising cost of tobacco. On January 1, 2005, the price of a pack of cigarettes will rise 64 cents. But the Colorado Quitline, a tobacco-cessation counseling service, will remain free.
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National Jewish President and CEO Announces Retirement Plans

November 30, 2004

Lynn M. Taussig, M.D., today announced his intention to retire in January 2006.
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National Jewish Launches Ohio Tobacco Quit Line

August 31, 2004

The National Jewish tobacco cessation program now offers free and confidential help kicking the tobacco habit in four states.
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Lung Function Worsens for Some Children with Asthma

August 31, 2004

About one quarter of children in a long-term study of mild to moderate asthma suffered a significant loss of lung function over the course of four to six years.
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Even Children with Mild Asthma Can Lose Lung Function

August 31, 2004

About one quarter of children in a long-term study of mild to moderate asthma suffered a significant loss of lung function over the course of four to six years.
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National Jewish Named Top Respiratory Hospital for Seventh Time

July 14, 2004

For the seventh consecutive year, National Jewish has been named the top respiratory hospital in the nation.
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Simple Test Can Help Detect Common Lung Disease

June 24, 2004

If you are a smoker or former smoker you should have a simple lung-function test, called spirometry. Spirometry can help detect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a disease caused primarily by smoking tobacco and the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
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Protein Stops Blood-Vessel Growth, Holds Promise as Cancer Therapy

June 18, 2004

Researchers at National Jewish have identified a protein that inhibits the formation of new blood vessels. The findings suggest that fibulin-5 may one day be an effective cancer therapy.
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Scientists Learn How Adjuvant Makes Vaccines Effective

June 17, 2004

Eighty years after adjuvants were first used to boost the effectiveness of vaccines, National Jewish researchers have finally begun to understand how they work.
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National Jewish Recognized for Commitment to Patient Safety

June 14, 2004

National Jewish has been accredited by the Partnership for Human Research Protection (PHRP), a new program that seeks to protect the safety and rights of participants in clinical trials and research programs.
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NIH Awards $20.7 Million to Make Smallpox Vaccine Safer

May 19, 2004

National Jewish will lead a consortium of academic medical centers trying to make smallpox vaccines safer for millions of people with atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema.
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Researchers Go Fishing, Pull Out Antigens

April 15, 2004

John Kappler, Ph.D. and his colleauges have developed a method for finding the molecular targets of the immune system, known as antigens. The method could have broad applications in biological and medical research.
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National Jewish Faculty Present Research

March 15, 2004

National Jewish faculty presented their latest research findings and professional advice during the 2004 meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
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T-Cell Research Garners Award for National Jewish Immunologist

March 11, 2004

National Jewish immunologist Philippa Marrack, Ph.D, has been named the 2004 North American winner of the L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science award for her extensive research on T cells, an important part of the immune system.
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Medicaid Costs Drop, Patient Health Improves in National Jewish Pilot Project

February 16, 2004

A pilot program managed by National Jewish indicates that costs for treating asthma patients under Colorado's Medicaid program can drop significantly when those patients are enrolled in a comprehensive disease management program.
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Asthma Could be Several Diseases Masquerading as One

January 26, 2004

Research conducted by Sally Wenzel, M.D., suggests that asthma is not a single disease, but a group of syndromes with different origins and biological characteristics.
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