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Immune cells multiply and diversify in mouse lungs at birth
2 Jun 2020 at 8:43am
An explosion in the number and types of immune cells in the lungs of newborn mice likely helps them adapt to breathing and protects them from infection, says a new study.
New study from pandemic epicenter describes severe COVID-19 response in children
19 May 2020 at 11:11am
While most children infected with the novel coronavirus have mild symptoms, a subset requires hospitalization and a small number require intensive care. A new report describes the clinical characteristics and outcomes of children hospitalized with COVID-19, during the early days of the pandemic.
Mucus breakthrough could help patients breathe easy
13 May 2020 at 5:17am
New insights into the molecular mechanisms driving mucus viscosity were have been discovered. A discovery about how mucus thickness is regulated could help to improve airway-clearing treatment options for people with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Chronic illness in childhood linked to higher rates of mental illness
4 May 2020 at 8:41am
Children with long-term health conditions may be more likely to experience mental illness in early adolescence than healthy children, according to new research.
Study to determine incidence of novel coronavirus infection in U.S. children ...
4 May 2020 at 8:40am
A study to help determine the rate of novel coronavirus infection in children and their family members in the United States has begun enrolling participants. The study also will help determine what percentage of children infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, develop symptoms of the disease.
Smoking during pregnancy results in an increased risk of asthma even in adult...
30 Apr 2020 at 6:13am
A recently completed study indicates that smoking by pregnant mothers caused roughly an 1.5-fold asthma risk in their offspring at the ages between 31 and 46.
Gene defects linked to eczema, wheeze and nasal disease among babies
28 Apr 2020 at 8:25am
A link has been discovered between a common gene defect and eczema, nasal blockage and wheeze among babies as young as six months, according to a new study. The research raises new questions about how soon in life these defects could start affecting babies, resulting in serious health problems, and suggests treatment targeted towards children carrying these genetic defects started soon after birth could improve their lives.
New understanding of asthma medicines could improve future treatment
27 Apr 2020 at 8:01am
New research has revealed new insights into common asthma aerosol treatments to aid the drug's future improvements which could benefit hundreds of millions of global sufferers.
Good news for the wheat-sensitive among us
23 Apr 2020 at 10:04am
New research has revealed key insights about the proteins causing two of the most common types of wheat sensitivity - non-celiac wheat sensitivity and occupational asthma (baker's asthma).
Experience matters for immune cells
14 Apr 2020 at 9:27am
The discovery that immune T cells have a spectrum of responsiveness could shed light on how our immune system responds to infections and cancer, and what goes wrong in immune diseases. Researchers found that T cells responded very differently to immune signals the more 'training' they had been exposed to. This could help guide research into finding drug targets for immune diseases such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.
Researchers suggest a special diet against asthma
7 Apr 2020 at 10:14am
Can a special diet help in certain cases of asthma? A new study at least points to this conclusion. According to the study, mice that were switched to a so-called ketogenic diet showed significantly reduced inflammation of the respiratory tract.
Individuals taking class of steroid medications at high risk for COVID-19
31 Mar 2020 at 10:01am
Individuals taking a class of steroid hormones called glucocorticoids for conditions such as asthma, allergies and arthritis on a routine basis may be unable to mount a normal stress response and are at high risk if they are infected with the virus causing COVID-19, according to a new article.
High levels of iron in the lung linked to increased asthma severity
17 Mar 2020 at 6:56pm
Iron build-up in the lung cells and tissues is associated with worse asthma symptoms and lower lung function, according to new research. The researchers say that the study, which includes data from asthma patient samples and mouse models, is the first to definitively show a relationship between iron build-up in the lung cells and tissues and the severity of asthma.
Breastfeeding and risks of allergies and asthma
4 Mar 2020 at 11:15am
In an Acta Paediatrica study, exclusive breastfeeding for the first 3 months was linked with a lower risk of respiratory allergies and asthma when children reached 6 years of age.
Length of pregnancy alters the child's DNA
2 Mar 2020 at 7:38am
Researchers have mapped the relationship between length of pregnancy and chemical DNA changes in more than 6,000 newborn babies. For each week's longer pregnancy, DNA methylation changes in thousands of genes were detected in the umbilical cord blood. The study is published in Genome Medicine.