Noninvasive test may predict asthma attacks in children
Jul 19, 2017
A new technology may help to non-invasively analyse lung sounds in children and infants at risk of an asthma attack.
Targeting 'broken' metabolism in immune cells reduces inflammatory disease
Jul 12, 2017
The team, led by researchers at Imperial College London, Queen Mary University of London and Ergon Pharmaceuticals, believes the approach could offer new hope in the treatment of inflammatory conditions like arthritis, autoimmune ...
A perturbed skin microbiome can be 'contagious' and promote inflammation, study finds
Jun 29, 2017
Even in healthy individuals, the skin plays host to a menagerie of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Growing scientific evidence suggests that this lively community, collectively known as the skin microbiome, serves an important ...
Inflammatory bowel disease: Scientists zoom in on genetic culprits
Jun 28, 2017
Scientists have closed in on specific genes responsible for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) from a list of over 600 genes that were suspects for the disease. The team from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators ...
Trials show unique stem cells a potential asthma treatment
Jun 28, 2017
A study led by scientists at Monash University has shown that a new therapy developed through stem cell technology holds promise as a treatment for chronic asthma.
New breathing test could help prevent asthma attacks in children
Jun 28, 2017
Researchers at the University of Aberdeen will study whether using an asthma breathing test can help prevent asthma attacks in children.
Protective association identified for asthma against sepsis
Jun 23, 2017
(HealthDay)—For patients with infections, those with asthma have reduced risk of sepsis, according to a letter to the editor published online May 22 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Exposure to fungus leads to cell damage in the airways, increases allergy symptoms
Jun 07, 2017
A new study finds that exposure to a widespread outdoor fungus can increase cell damage (oxidative stress) in the airways. This spike weakens the airways' barrier defense system that, when functioning normally, removes infection- ...
Vitamin D in pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma
May 26, 2017
A new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that taking Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively modify the immune system of the newborn baby, which could help to protect ...
Researchers find piece in inflammatory disease puzzle
May 23, 2017
Inflammation is the process by which the body responds to injury or infection but when this process becomes out of control it can cause disease. Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers, in collaboration with ...