Latest News for Asthma

Ancient enzyme protects lungs from common irritant produced by bugs and mold

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT
The beetle's tough shell and the crab's sturdy armor both owe their strength to a compound called chitin (pronounced "KAI-tin"), one of the toughest known natural materials and also one of most...
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Inhaled steroids may increase pneumonia risk in people with asthma

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Use of inhaled corticosteroids was linked with an increased risk of pneumonia in a study of individuals with asthma.
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Study defines thunderstorm asthma epidemic conditions

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT
As allergy sufferers can attest, thunderstorm activity can exacerbate asthma and respiratory ailments.
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Common antibiotic azithromycin not linked to increased risk of abnormal heartbeat

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT
The commonly used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia, an often life-threatening rapid, irregular heartbeat, according to a large study published in...
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Experimental drug targets nucleus of allergen-sensitized cells

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Transcription factors, the tiny proteins that switch genes on or off in the nucleus of cells, are considered unreachable molecular targets for drugs attempting to treat medical conditions.
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Legionella bacteria's escape route revealed

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT
The precise mechanism used by Legionella bacteria to escape the body's defences has been unpicked in intricate detail and is described for the first time in the journal eLife.
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Tuberculosis: Researchers uncover how bacteria burst our cells

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Scientists based in Vienna unveil the complex molecular structure that causes lethal infections by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb).
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Potential new treatment for cystic fibrosis uncovered

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT
New research suggests that thymosin alpha 1 can correct the genetic defects typical of cystic fibrosis and stop the progression of the disease.
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'Lung sparing effect' may protect lung function at the expense of other growth in malnourished children

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT
A new study suggests that in cases of severe malnutrition, the body may prioritise lung development at the expense of other less vital growth.
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