Navigation Links
Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing
Date:3/27/2012

TUESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- The common cold appears to increase the number of "cough receptors" in the airways and makes them more sensitive, which triggers coughing, wheezing and breathlessness, a new study reports.

People with asthma are especially vulnerable to this virus-induced coughing, said the researchers from Queen's University Belfast. The cough receptors also are known as transient receptor potential (TRP) receptors.

"TRP receptors respond to chemical and physical stimuli in the environment, such as pollutants in the air, a change in air temperature and some of the toxic chemicals found in cigarette smoke," said Dr. Hani'ah Abdullah, one of the researchers. "Once activated, these receptors cause the individual to cough and wheeze."

The study's findings were slated for presentation Tuesday at the Society for General Microbiology's spring meeting in Dublin, Ireland.

"The increase in receptor numbers makes individuals more sensitive to environmental stimuli, making them more likely to suffer from prolonged bouts of coughing," Abdullah said in a society news release.

The researchers took airway cells from healthy people and others with mild asthma and infected them with rhinovirus, the cause of many common colds. They found the virus triggered an increase in the number of cough receptors in the airway cells, particularly among those with asthma.

The study authors said their findings could help scientists develop drugs to effectively treat viral-induced coughing in those with chronic lung diseases.

"It's feasible that therapies could be developed that block either the sensitivity of cough receptors or their increase in number," Abdullah said. "This would keep symptoms under control and ultimately improve the lives of asthmatics."

Research presented at medical meetings should be considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

More inf
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Embedded Mobile & M2M Device revenues to Rise to Almost $19 Billion Globally by 2014, Says Juniper Research
2. 2010 HSR Impact Award recognizes surgical safety research
3. MSU launches first anti-counterfeiting research program
4. Researchers map all the fragile sites of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiaes genome
5. UH Case Medical Center researchers publish promising findings for advanced cervical cancer
6. Researchers discover new way to kill pediatric brain tumors
7. Family Research Council: Planned Parenthood Report Oversexualizes Ten-Year-Olds, Undermines Parental Authority
8. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $1 Million to Drive Critical New Research Tools and Technologies in Parkinsons Drug Development
9. Luth Researchs IndicatorEDG(TM) Study Finds Americans Hopes of Achieving Their Dreams Are Fading
10. International Diabetes Federation awards $2 million to 9 global diabetes research projects
11. Gladstones Robert Mahley to receive Research!America advocacy award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing
(Date:8/20/2014)... Top10BestSEOHosting.com is a website dedicated to providing ... is headed by a team of experts and ... information and factual studies about the newest hosting ... , Recently, Top10BestSEOHosting.com has compared many Linux ... and Bluehost are the most recommended suppliers for ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 ... a new eBook, Affordable Care Act 101. , ... feel uncertain about how the ACA impacts their ... line. , The new eBook outlines key ACA ... their upcoming health insurance decisions. , Read the ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... -- A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for ... According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ... the safety and effectiveness of flu vaccination during pregnancy. ... be particularly dangerous to pregnant women, as it can ... Riley, chair of the college,s Immunization Expert Work Group, ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... than 42 percent of women underwent breast reconstruction ... associated with foregoing reconstruction included being black, having ... Author: Monica Morrow, M.D., of the Memorial Sloan ... Background: The Women,s Health and Cancer Rights Act ... following a mastectomy. Still, most women who undergo ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Hundreds of ... behalf of women who were allegedly injured due to ... in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard ... on August 15, 2014, the Court has established procedures ... Mirena lawsuits that are part of the proceeding’s initial ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Reviews For Linux Web Hosting Suppliers Announced By Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2Health News:All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group 2Health News:Patient perspectives on breast reconstruction following mastectomy 2Health News:Mirena Lawsuit News: Case Management Order Issued in New Jersey Mirena Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Mirena Lawsuit News: Case Management Order Issued in New Jersey Mirena Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Mirena Lawsuit News: Case Management Order Issued in New Jersey Mirena Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... , THURSDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Black Friday, the ... the quest as it is about getting good deals, according ... the Black Friday adventure phenomenon, the more fun you,re likely ... professor at Wake Forest University, said in a university news ...
... THURSDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- The holiday season can ... there are a number of things they can do to ... because many traditional holiday foods contain such allergens as wheat, ... news release from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and ...
... or processed meat is positively associated with aggressive prostate cancer, ... journal PLoS ONE . The research ... Francisco, also found that the correlation was primarily driven by ... done. They suggest that this result, which was ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay ... not an asthma diagnosis are often prescribed inhaled steroid ... those medications on an as-needed basis instead of every ... wheezing in young children, and the treatment for some ...
... By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Nov. ... that the drug company Merck will pay $950 million to ... which was pulled from the market in 2004 after studies ... stroke. Merck will pay $321.6 million in criminal ...
... the numbers indicate that improvements are possible," says Hyland at ... in Boston, USA, 234 million major surgical procedures are conducted ... human beings undergoes a major surgical procedure each year. ... According to the WHO, serious complications occur in three to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Allergy Sufferers Should Prepare for Holiday Triggers 2Health News:Intermittent Steroid Use Called OK for Wheezing Preschoolers 2Health News:Intermittent Steroid Use Called OK for Wheezing Preschoolers 3Health News:Merck to Pay $950M to Settle Probe of Vioxx Marketing 2Health News:Merck to Pay $950M to Settle Probe of Vioxx Marketing 3Health News:Creating safer surgery to save more lives 2Health News:Creating safer surgery to save more lives 3
(Date:8/20/2014)... TUCSON, Ariz. , Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of the  Roche  Group, today announced that its ... been CE marked in the European Union for ... specimens. The system, consisting of VENTANA Virtuoso software ... the VENTANA iScan HT slide scanner, provides automated ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014  Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announces that ... has received Chinese FDA (CFDA) approval and has ... into the China domestic ... distribution agreement with Sinochem Jiangsu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., ... FDA approved and China CFDA certified oral solid ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... catalogue: The Market for Medical Devices ... The European, Middle Eastern and African markets represent ... part of its coverage, this study: The Market ... EMEA medical device markets and estimates markets for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Full digitization of the anatomic pathology lab is here with the VENTANA System for Primary Diagnosis 2Full digitization of the anatomic pathology lab is here with the VENTANA System for Primary Diagnosis 3Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announces that its Chinese subsidiary, Suzhou Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd., has received Chinese FDA (CFDA) approval and has subsequently launched its generic Mecobalamin 0.5 mg Tablets into the China domestic mark 2The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 2The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 3The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 4The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 5
... 19 Stallergenes S.A.,today announced that the Paul ... biological products, has approved its application for a,pediatric ... Grasses,sublingual tablets for desensitization to grass pollens. , ... adults was granted on June 24, 2008.,Oralair(R) Grasses ...
... the international,investment house specialising in medical sciences, said ... pioneering stem cell treatments if it is,to remain ... Professor Sir Christopher Evans, founder ... plc has received approval from the UK,Medicines and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:STALLERGENES: Oralair(R) Grasses Obtains a Pediatric MA(1) in Germany 2STALLERGENES: Oralair(R) Grasses Obtains a Pediatric MA(1) in Germany 3STALLERGENES: Oralair(R) Grasses Obtains a Pediatric MA(1) in Germany 4UK Must Maintain its Momentum in Stem Cell Expertise 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: