New drug therapy could lead to more effective treatment for millions with asthma
Feb 07, 2018
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School researchers identified a new treatment that could lead to more effective drug therapy for millions of individuals with asthma and other respiratory disorders such as chronic obstruction pulmonary ...
Searching for targeted treatments for inflammatory diseases
Feb 06, 2018
Inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis have been linked to faults in a critical immune pathway that enables inflammation to continue unchecked.
The subcellular dynamics of RNA stabilizing molecule in response to inflammation
Feb 01, 2018
A research group at Osaka University revealed the regulatory mechanism of subcellular localization of Arid5a in response to inflammation. It has been known that an inflammatory accelerator is localized in the nucleus, and ...
The biological clock as an ally in the fight against inflammatory disease
Jan 29, 2018
What if the symptoms and seriousness of certain inflammatory diseases were linked to time of day? Researchers from Inserm, Institut Pasteur de Lille and Université de Lille have been working on this hypothesis, after noting ...
Effect of gut bacteria on specific immune cells underlies persistent liver inflammation
Jan 16, 2018
Persistent liver inflammation in sufferers of chronic viral hepatitis is likely caused by interactions between pro-inflammatory immune cells in the liver and products from gut bacteria, according to new work involving A*STAR ...
Chronic inflammation causes loss of muscle mass during aging
Jan 12, 2018
People start losing muscle mass at the age of 40—about some 10 percent of the total muscle mass for each 10-year period, which may lead to fall-related injuries, slowing metabolism and reduced quality of life. Today, very ...
Breathing exercises help asthma patients with quality of life
Dec 13, 2017
A study led by the University of Southampton has found that people who continue to get problems from their asthma, despite receiving standard treatment, experience an improved quality of life when they are taught breathing ...
Time of day affects test results for asthma, researchers find
Dec 08, 2017
New research presented today (Friday 8th December) at the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting shows the human body clock significantly impacts on sample results used to diagnose and treat asthma when taken at different ...
Study highlights the need for research into prevention of inflammatory bowel disease
Dec 07, 2017
Countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America have seen a rise in incidence of inflammatory bowel disease as they have become increasingly industrialised and westernised, a new study has found.
What is inflammation and how does it cause disease?
Dec 04, 2017
Inflammation has a major impact on our health and quality of life. It's the trigger behind many chronic diseases and a growing burden affecting health care across the globe. But what is inflammation? And what causes it?