Asthma

LA JOLLA INSTITUTE DEVELOPS NEW APPROACH TO IDENTIFY GENES POISED TO RESPOND IN ASTHMA PATIENTS

Study searches active genetic neighborhoods for genes that can be targeted to treat asthmatic disease ...

Sweet treatment for asthma

A simple molecule inhibits asthma-related inflammation at an early stage ...

Higher BMI increases the risk of asthma in children

The increase in asthma risk in children could be partially explained by the rise in body mass index (BMI), according to new research from the University of Bristol published today in PLOS Medicine. ... Full story

New drugs to combat asthma and the like

Science and industry are collaborating to develop future pharmaceuticals for treating chronic inflammatory diseases. The medicines will combat immunological processes that have gone wrong. ... Full story

New study investigating impact of asthma on school children launches today

Asthma affects one in 11 children and young people in the UK. On average, this is two children in every classroom. Today scientists in East London are launching a new study to measure the impact asthma has on school children, with the aim of improving school life for those with asthma. ... Full story

Some broccoli each day could keep the asthma away

Eating one to two cups of lightly steamed broccoli a day would help asthmatics to breathe normally and prevent their condition from worsening, University of Melbourne research has determined. ... Full story

Cellular force that drives allergy and asthma can be blocked by interferon, immunologists find

DALLAS – A mechanism that could underlie the development of cells that drive asthma and allergies has been uncovered by immunology researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. ... Full story

Lower Asthma Risk Is Associated with Microbes in Infants’ Homes

UCSF Researchers Probe Link Between Bacteria and Allergies ... Full story

Study finds limited benefit for vitamin D in asthma treatment

By Julia Evangelou Strait - Adding vitamin D to asthma treatment to improve breathing only appears to benefit patients who achieve sufficient levels of the supplement in the blood. Overall, the ability to control asthma did not differ between a study group that received vitamin D supplements and a group that received placebo, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. ... Full story

Lung microbes protect against asthma

Whether or not people develop asthma may be determined in the first few weeks after birth according to a study of mice funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The study suggests that microbes in the lungs stimulate the newborn's immune system. ... Full story

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