Why is asthma worse in black patients?
Jan 10, 2017
African Americans may be less responsive to asthma treatment and more likely to die from the condition, in part, because they have a unique type of airway inflammation, according to a study led by researchers at the University ...
Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma
Dec 29, 2016
Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) ...
New insight for developing more effective drugs to combat inflammatory bowel disease
Dec 21, 2016
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestine that includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It is commonly treated with one of several available biological drugs that block an ...
New drug target for inflammatory disease is all the RAGE
Dec 21, 2016
Researchers have shown that Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products (RAGE) helps to regulate a key signaling pathway known to promote both acute and chronic inflammation. The development of therapeutic drugs targeted ...
Biomarker for oxidative stress plays a major role in hepatic inflammation
Dec 21, 2016
Diet-related diseases like non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are known to have a major inflammatory component. However, the molecular pathways linking diet-induced changes with inflammation remained elusive. In a ...
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.