Enhanced arginine metabolism may counteract inflammation pathways in asthma
May 23, 2016
High arginine levels are often observed in asthmatic individuals and may support increased production of nitric oxide, which is known to worsen airway inflammation. Medications that reduce arginine availability do not effectively ...
Strategy for depleting immune cells implicated in asthma-associated inflammation
May 19, 2016
Patients with asthma have chronic lung inflammation that results in sporadic narrowing of the airways and difficulty breathing. Symptoms and severity are variable among individuals; however, the cells and inflammatory factors ...
Novel gene therapy shows potential for lung repair in asthma
May 18, 2016
A new study has demonstrated a way to deliver a nanoparticle-based gene therapy, in order to repair lungs damaged by chronic allergic asthma and to reduce inflammation that causes asthma attacks. The potential therapy, tested ...
Cell division and inflammatory disease link revealed
May 17, 2016
A ground-breaking study by University of Manchester and Liverpool scientists and published in the journal eLife has identified a new link between inflammation and cell division.
What foods can help fight the risk of chronic inflammation?
May 16, 2016
A new study by the University of Liverpool's Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease has identified food stuffs that can help prevent chronic inflammation that contributes to many leading causes of death.
Dexamethasone for asthma in the ER: Better compliance, nearly equal effectiveness
Apr 27, 2016
Adults with asthma who were treated with one-dose dexamethasone in the emergency department had only slightly higher relapse than patients who were treated with a 5-day course of prednisone. "Enhanced compliance and convenience ...
Psoriasis associated with diabetes, BMI and obesity in Danish twin study
Apr 27, 2016
The chronic inflammatory skin disease psoriasis was associated with type 2 diabetes, body mass index and obesity in a study of Danish twins, and the study also suggests the possibility of a common genetic cause between psoriasis ...
Chronic inflammation leads to imbalanced blood system and potentially cancer risk
Apr 25, 2016
A study published today in the journal Nature Cell Biology shows that chronic exposure to an inflammatory "emergency" signal, interleukin-1, causes blood-forming bone marrow stem cells to produce cells needed to fight infection ...
Inflammatory protein involved in autoimmune diseases has healing potential
Apr 20, 2016
As its name suggests, inflammatory bowel disease, which afflicts more than 1.6 million Americans, involves chronic inflammation of all or some of the digestive tract. An autoimmune disease known to have a strong genetic component, ...
Researchers discover new pathway that may trigger asthma
Apr 18, 2016
Asthma is an enormous public health problem that continues to grow larger, in part because scientists don't fully understand how it is caused. Existing therapies don't cure the disease and often don't even significantly alleviate ...