Cholesterol drug shown to reduce inflammation, other factors in patients
Mar 24, 2017
Statin drugs are widely used to manage high cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. But in a new review of more than 50 studies, researchers cite reductions in liver inflammation and improvements in other ...
Possible new target for treatment of multiple sclerosis found
Mar 23, 2017
In the relentless battle against multiple sclerosis (MS), U of A researchers recently discovered an entirely new cellular mechanism—an underlying defect in brain cells—that may to be blame for the disease, and a potential ...
Study brings hope of a new treatment for asthma sufferers
Mar 01, 2017
Improved treatments for people with severe asthma are a 'step closer' after a research team led by the University of Leicester identified a breakthrough in the cause of airway narrowing.
Could a ketogenic diet alleviate gout?
Feb 28, 2017
More than 8 million individuals in the United States have gout, a disease that can cause intense recurrent episodes of debilitating pain, inflammation, and fever. The cause of gout is the accumulation of urate crystals in ...
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) ...