Team looks to experimental cancer drug to dampen bronchospasm
Dec 07, 2016
UC San Francisco researchers have developed a new treatment strategy for asthma that acts in a completely different way than standard drugs that have been used for decades as "rescue" medicines.
Test used to diagnose asthma may not be accurate
Dec 05, 2016
A new study urges caution in the use of the mannitol challenge test for asthma in non-clinical settings. The test is considered widely applicable to detect asthma, but its accuracy outside of patients referred for specialized ...
Researchers discover a critical cellular 'off' switch for the inflammatory immune response that causes asthma attacks
Dec 02, 2016
Working with human immune cells in the laboratory, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have identified a critical cellular "off" switch for the inflammatory immune response that contributes to lung-constricting asthma attacks. ...
Inflammatory complications of immunodeficiency disease may benefit from imaging technique
Nov 30, 2016
A new proof of concept study has shown that an imaging technique more commonly used to assess cancer patients may also be of help in assessing disease and treatment effects in patients with inflammatory diseases. The study ...
UK burden of fungal asthma greatly exceeds prior estimates, new study warns
Nov 16, 2016
Experts are warning of a significant increase in the number of people in the UK who are living with invasive and serious fungal diseases that affect the lungs, bloodstream and brain and can sometimes lead to death.
New pathway towards treatments for inflammatory diseases
Nov 09, 2016
A molecule thought to play a key role in some inflammatory diseases can be switched off by two widely used medicines, new research has shown.
Cause of inflammation in diabetes identified
Nov 02, 2016
Inflammation is one of the main reasons why people with diabetes experience heart attacks, strokes, kidney problems and other, related complications. Now, in a surprise finding, researchers at Washington University School ...
Asthma study provides 'paradigm shift' in understanding of life-threatening condition
Oct 27, 2016
A new study led by the University of Leicester to understand how to improve the health of severe asthma patients has made a breakthrough finding.
Asthma research unexpectedly yields new treatment approach for inherited enzyme disease
Oct 25, 2016
Experiments designed to reveal how a protein protects the lungs from asthma-related damage suggest a new way to treat a rare disease marked by the inability of cells to break down fats, according to a report in EBioMedicine ...
The silver lining of an inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis
Oct 19, 2016
Twenty-five percent of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients are diagnosed as children or adolescents—at the peak of their social and educational development. Parents of newly diagnosed patients often inquire about ...