Biologists control gut inflammation by altering the abundance of resident bacteria
Feb 16, 2017
Numerous human diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and autism spectrum disorders have been linked to abnormal gut microbial communities, or microbiomes, but an open question is whether these altered microbiomes ...
Researchers find new potential route to treat asthma
Feb 06, 2017
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine believe they have isolated a protein that, when missing or depleted, can cause airway constriction, production of mucus, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing for the 334 million ...
Scientists discover peptide that could reduce the incidence of RSV-related asthma
Feb 01, 2017
A research report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology shows that it may one-day be possible to reduce the incidence of asthma related to infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Specifically, the researchers ...
Latest research offers hope for patients with inflammatory diseases
Jan 19, 2017
University of Queensland researchers have discovered a molecular trigger for inflammation that could lead to new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and neurodegenerative diseases.
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.