Study sheds new light on asthma, COPD

By Julia Evangelou Strait - In diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the body produces too much mucus, ...

Research in the News: Yale team defines genetic subtypes of asthma

By Ziba Kashef - A Yale-led analysis of gene expression in asthma patients identified three major clusters of the disease. The finding ...

Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists open door for asthma cure

Scientists led by molecular immunologists at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have identified a way to target a recently discovered cell type that causes asthma, paving the way to cure the chronic respiratory disease that affects 25 million Americans. ... Full story

Pregnant Women with Asthma Need to Curb Urge to ask for Antibiotics

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Getting sick when you’re pregnant is especially difficult, but women whose children are at risk for developing asthma should avoid antibiotics, according to a new study. ... Full story

Investigational drug can reduce asthma flareups

By Jim Dryden - An investigational drug appears to cut the risk of severe asthma attacks in half for patients who have difficulty controlling the disorder with standard medications, according to results from two multicenter clinical trials. ... Full story

Protein linked to development of asthma

Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) Research Institute have linked a specific protein to the development of post-viral infection asthma, which is the first step in generating a novel type of asthma therapy designed to prevent development of post-viral asthma in young children. ... Full story

Asthma triggered in clinical trial

Queensland asthma patients are taking part in a world-first clinical trial led by scientists at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the Princess Alexandra Hospital. ... Full story

Smart device delivers results for kids with asthma

A new smart asthma inhaler with an audio-visual function has dramatically improved child and adolescent use of preventative asthma medication. ... Full story

New Cellular Pathway Triggering Allergic Asthma Response Identified

With molecular target found comes possibility of new therapies for millions of Americans ... Full story

Rare mutations do not explain "missing heritability" in asthma

Largest study to date of rare genetic variants and asthma risk finds few associations ... Full story

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