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Potential COVID-19 drug is successful in lab study
19 Jan 2021 at 4:43pm
A new therapy is showing success as a way to prevent COVID-19 symptoms in mice.
Acute itching in eczema patients linked to environmental allergens
14 Jan 2021 at 3:06pm
New research indicates that allergens in the environment often are to blame for episodes of acute itch in eczema patients, and that the itching often doesn't respond to antihistamines because the itch signals are being carried to the brain along a previously unrecognized pathway that current drugs don't target.
Scientists reverse deadly impacts of asthma in mice
13 Jan 2021 at 7:08am
Excess mucus in the lungs can be fatal for asthma patients, but scientists have broken up those secretions at the molecular level and reversed their often deadly impacts.
Lipid biomarkers in urine can determine the type of asthma
13 Jan 2021 at 7:08am
In a new study, researchers have used a urine test to identify and verify a patient's type of asthma. The study lays the foundation for a more personalized diagnosis and may result in improved treatment of severe asthma in the future.
Can a mother's stress impact children's disease development?
11 Jan 2021 at 11:34am
A researcher finds that stress on an expectant mother could affect her baby's chance of developing disease -- perhaps even over the course of the child's life.
Drug discovery study identifies promising new compound to open constricted ai...
4 Jan 2021 at 6:46am
In a preclinical study, researchers identified and characterized 18 new compounds (agonists) that activate bitter taste receptor subtype TAS2R5 to promote relaxation of human airway smooth muscle cells. The cross-disciplinary team found 1,10 phenanthroline-5,6-dione (T5-8 for short) was 1,000 times more potent than some of the other bronchodilator agonists tested, and it demonstrated marked effectiveness in human airway smooth muscle cells grown in the laboratory.
Increased meat consumption associated with symptoms of childhood asthma
22 Dec 2020 at 10:19am
Substances present in cooked meats are associated with increased wheezing in children, researchers report.
Researchers expose power of enzyme on key immune cells
16 Dec 2020 at 6:46am
Communication, serendipity and an enzyme called DOT1L have all combined to produce some exciting findings into the immune system's B cells and T cells. These findings could result in further studies into a target for asthma and allergies, and fundamental work exploring the formation of immunity itself.
Pediatric ER saw steep drop in asthma visits during spring COVID-19 lockdown
4 Dec 2020 at 8:02am
A new study discusses a steep drop off from prior years in asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits at Boston Children's Hospital during the spring 2020 COVID-19 surge and lockdown.
Bleach-alternative COVID-19 surface disinfectants may pollute indoor air, stu...
1 Dec 2020 at 11:40am
Cleaning surfaces with hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants has the potential to pollute the air and pose a health risk, according to new research.
Scientists discover role of protein in detecting the common cold virus
1 Dec 2020 at 9:41am
The role of a protein in detecting the common cold virus and kickstarting an immune response to fight infection has been uncovered by a team of scientists.
Bed dust microorganisms may boost children's health, study suggests
19 Nov 2020 at 9:46am
Researchers have found a link between microorganisms living in the dust of children's beds and the children's own bacteria. The correlation suggests that microorganisms may reduce a child's risk of asthma and allergy
Racial attitudes in a community affect COVID-19 numbers
18 Nov 2020 at 11:18am
Implicit racial attitudes within a community can effectively explain racial disparities seen in rates of COVID-19 in the United States, according to a new study.
Permanent night shift workers at heightened risk of moderate to severe asthma
16 Nov 2020 at 3:44pm
Shift workers, especially those working permanent night shift rotas, may be at heightened risk of moderate to severe asthma, suggests new research.
Show rates for asthma visits during COVID-19 increased thanks to telemedicine
16 Nov 2020 at 9:56am
A new study reveals that 'show rates' for children with asthma -- how often parents brought their kids to an appointment rather than being a 'no show' -- increased with the use of telemedicine during four months of the pandemic.