The latest Breath of LIFE magazine

Breath of L I F E Autumn 2018 Here’s the latest issue of Breath of L I F E, the magazine of Lung Information & Friendship for Everyone. As well as lots of news, humour and healthy eating tips, there are articles about; Temperature and breathlessness Macrolides and interstitial lung disease Lung laughs L I […]

COPD research

COPD Research Living with COPD People living with COPD experience a progressive decline in lung function, even with current treatments and giving up smoking. They can also experience severe flare-ups, resulting in increased breathlessness and irreversible damage to their lungs. These flare-ups are often associated with lung infections due to viruses and bacteria suggesting a […]

Festival raises funds for lab equipment

Festival raises funds for lab equipment Thanks to the musical band Sweet Melodies, AUD $7,140.00 was donated to purchase a microscope and centrifuge for our laboratory. The donation was made from the proceeds of the annual NAVRANG event which celebrates the Hindu Religious occasion of Navratri. The event was held at the HBF Arena over four nights. The donation was […]

Melbourne Cup Fundraiser raises over $45K

Thank you for your generosity! The MC Committee is thrilled to announce that $45,759.89 was raised for cystic fibrosis research The MC Committee believe that supporting medical research here in Western Australia is a positive way of fighting this cruel condition. 100% of the funds raised go into the Glenn Brown Memorial Grant, allowing researchers […]

2017 Grant winners announced

2017 GRANT WINNERS ANNOUNCED We announced the winners of the 2017 Westcare and Glenn Brown Memorial Grants at our Partnership event last week. Dr Alan King Westcare Grant Prof Steve Mutsaers, Institute for Respiratory Health Research project: The effects of infection on mesothelial gene transcription: a role for immune check point regulation in chronic disease The Alan King […]

Let’s get physical

While most chronic lung conditions have no cure, there are things that we can do to breathe easier, keep out of hospital and improve our quality of life. One of the important ones is doing pulmonary rehabilitation. Pulmonary rehabilitation Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive program of education and exercise – and research has shown that […]

Your wellbeing – your plan

Your wellbeing – your plan Recently Bob Ziegler from COTA WA met with the L I F E group to update members on developments in aged care under the new consumer directed care (CDC) model being implemented across Australia, and more recently in WA. Under CDC it is the consumers who say what kind of services will help […]

Investigating the body’s natural immune response to mesothelioma

Investigating the body’s natural immune response to mesothelioma Dr Sally Lansley, a researcher within our Pleural Medicine Unit has recently won a Cancer Council WA grant to investigate the effect of fibroblast growth factor 9 on the body’s natural immune response to mesothelioma. Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that kills one person every 12 […]