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Evidence in mice that childhood asthma is influenced by the neurotransmitter ...
19 Nov 2019 at 10:25am
Neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine communicate with T cells to enhance allergic inflammation in the lungs of young mice but not older mice, researchers report. The findings potentially explain why asthma susceptibility is higher in children. By highlighting the important role of interactions between the nervous system and the immune system in childhood asthma, the results could lead to new strategies for treating the common chronic disease.
Allergy shots may be an effective treatment for pediatric pollen food allergy...
8 Nov 2019 at 4:49am
A new study shows allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) can be effective in reducing PFAS symptoms for pediatric patients.
Developing new delivery tools for gene editing
31 Oct 2019 at 2:46pm
Scientists are using simple peptides to deliver gene-editing tools into notoriously hard-to-access lung and airway cells with the goal of creating new treatments for people with diseases like cystic fibrosis, COPD, and asthma.
How Chlamydia gain access to human cells
30 Oct 2019 at 10:27am
Infection biologists have found out how the LIPP protein helps Chlamydia to infect human cells. These insights could provide the basis for prevention of chlamydial infections.
Prenatal air pollution exposure linked to infants' decreased heart rate respo...
30 Oct 2019 at 4:33am
A mother's exposure to particulate air pollution during pregnancy is associated with reduced cardiac response to stress in six-month-old infants, according to new research. This study is among the first to find that particulate air pollution exposure in utero can affect heart rate variability, which is a known risk factor for health issues.
Crimped or straight? Lung fiber shape influences elasticity
28 Oct 2019 at 2:51pm
Stiff collagen and stretchy elastin fibers packed together in rows allow the respiratory system to stretch and snap back into shape. Scientists previously thought these fibers govern the mechanics of the airways due to their composition. New research has instead observed that differences in the shape and form of tissue fibers influence respiratory elasticity. These findings will help scientists better understand lung diseases, from chronic diseases like COPD to the lung ailment associated with vaping.
Research tests speed of drones in responding to medical emergency scenarios
25 Oct 2019 at 4:59am
Could drones be used someday to deliver life-saving medications or interventions in the case of a child's emergency, a drug overdose or in response to a mass casualty scene? According to new research, it's an idea worth exploring.
A higher resolution image of human lung development
18 Oct 2019 at 7:05am
Researchers provide clearer picture of how lungs develop and discover novel markers to differentiate populations of lung cells implicated in lung diseases of premature babies.
Nonsurgical treatment options effective for sinus issues
15 Oct 2019 at 1:46pm
In a recent clinical study, a regimen of combined oral and topical corticosteroids were effectively used to treat patients who suffer from severe CRS with nasal polyps and for whom surgery is often the first option.
Heavier birth weight linked to childhood allergies
15 Oct 2019 at 7:33am
New research shows that the more a baby weighs at birth relative to its gestational age the higher the risk they will suffer from childhood food allergy or eczema, although not hay fever.
Pharmacists provide patient value in team-based care
8 Oct 2019 at 12:57pm
As part of an innovative model, pharmacists manage the care of patients with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension.
Common denominator that triggers asthma in favorable environments
7 Oct 2019 at 3:00pm
Some so-called pro-allergic environments strongly promote the development of asthma and are responsible for the dramatic increase in the prevalence of asthma, especially in industrialized countries. Researchers at the GIGA of the University of Liège have identified how all these pro-allergic environments act in the same way on the pulmonary immune system to induce the development of allergic asthma.
Father's obesity in puberty doubles the risk of asthma in his future offspring
2 Oct 2019 at 8:03am
A new study shows that boys who are obese in pre-puberty have an over two times higher risk of having children with asthma than those who are not.
One third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral ste...
1 Oct 2019 at 3:22pm
A third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of several thousand people in The Netherlands.
Food insecurity in young adults raises risk for diabetes, high blood pressure...
1 Oct 2019 at 1:54pm
A paradox of food insecurity in wealthy countries is its association with excess weight. Now, a study finds that young adults in the United States who are food insecure not only are slightly more likely to be obese, they are significantly more likely to suffer from disorders associated with high body mass index, as well as obstructive airway diseases like asthma.