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Why is asthma worse in black patients?

Jacqueline Carey African Americans may be less responsive to asthma treatment and more likely to die from the condition, in part, because they have ...

Research shows a large amount of adult asthma may be preventable

A large proportion of adult asthma may be preventable, according to the latest University of Tasmania Faculty of Health research. ...

New Treatment May Boost Effectiveness of Asthma Therapy

UCSF Team Looks to Experimental Cancer Drug to Dampen Bronchospasm ... Full story

Allergies: D-tryptophan explains probiotic characteristics of bacteria

Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München and their colleagues at the Leibniz Center in Borstel have discovered that right-handed D-tryptophan has probiotic properties and stimulates the immune system. This D-amino acid is formed by bacteria and could explain their effect against asthma. ... Full story

Does Traffic-Related Air Pollution Increase Asthma Risk By Stimulating Immune-Mediated Inflammation?

New Rochelle, NY — A recent study of 577 children living in Puerto Rico shows that residential distance to a major road (a marker of ... Full story

Clinical baseline characteristics distinguish difficult-to-control from easy-to-control asthma in urban children

The concept of asthma as a heterogeneous disease is supported by several observations, such as the variable clinical expression of the disease, including symptoms, pulmonary function bronchial hyperresponsiveness and treatment responses. The extent to which heterogeneity of treatment response and associated characteristics exist in inner-city children with asthma has not been defined. ... Full story

Asthma study provides a 'paradigm shift' in understanding of life-threatening condition

Research led by University of Leicester paves way for developing new treatments ... Full story

Researchers show how allergic responses, build up of specific protein can trigger asthma

UNC scientist Mehmet Kesimer, PhD, helps medical colleagues figure out why airborne allergens can cause asthma symptoms in some people but not others. His work implicates an important protein in mucus -- MUC5AC. ... Full story

Smoking fathers increase asthma-risk in future offspring.

A Norwegian study shows that asthma is three times more common in those who had a fAnchorather who smoked in adolescence than offspring who didn’t. ... Full story

Loughborough researchers develop simple saliva test to diagnose asthma

A new test which can diagnose asthma from a patient’s saliva has been developed by Loughborough University. ... Full story

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