Albany Med researchers to use 3 million dollar grant to study COPD

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Albany Med is getting a nearly $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

The money will be used to study how carbon dioxide and metabolism affect chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

COPD is a group of diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis – that block airflow to the lungs.

The American Lung Association says more than 16 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD.