Navigation Links
New Cooperative Research Center for Allergic Disease

A new cooperative research center for Asthma and allergic diseases has been established at Indiana University School of Medicine//.

Dr Kaplan, associate professor of pediatrics and director of Pediatric Pulmonary Basic Research in the Division of Pulmonology, Critical Care and Allergy at the IU School of Medicine said ‘The principle aim of this $5 million project focuses on diagnosing the biological markers for asthma and other allergic diseases and thereby identifying the children who are at high risk of developing it’.

The five-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease creates one of nine such centers in the U.S. The centers will work in collaboration and their principal investigators make up a steering committee to provide input and serve as a resource for all the AADCRC centers.

‘The incidence of allergic diseases is rapidly increasing in the developed world,’ said Dr. Kaplan. ‘This is commonly seen as asthma, rhinitis and atopic dermatitis (eczema), alone or in combination. While atopic dermatitis is rarely life threatening, affected individuals suffer both physical and emotional discomfort. Moreover, there is a high correlation between eczema in infants and the development of asthma later in life, a disease that can be far more debilitating.’

The researchers' goal is to identify diagnostic biological markers or indicators for these diseases that will help identify which children will be predisposed to developing asthma. ‘From this, we hope to develop therapies that will help us be better able to treat current conditions and prevent patients from developing severe disease later in life,’ Dr. Kaplan said.

Research at the AADCRC centers will include both basic and clinical research in immunology and pathobiology, and the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of asthma and allergic diseases. The purpose of creating such centers is to accelerate the application of fundamental knowledge o f immune function to the investigation, prevention, and treatment of asthma and allergic diseases.

Source: Eurealert
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Kidney Stones - Interesting New Research implicates bacteria as its cause
2. Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery
3. Paracetamol May Cause Live Damage Warns Consumer Education and Research Centre
4. Researchers Scale to assess the Severity of Epilepsy in Kids
5. Research of Ritalin
6. Researchers trick Alzheimers Enzyme
7. Researchers find new HIV hiding place
8. A Compilation of recent Diabetes Research articles
9. Research on causes for falling helps develop preventive strategies
10. New standards for Human Research Safety
11. Research on Celiac Disease in children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... An inventor from Salisbury, N.C., knows the difficulties ... an effective and dignified way to keep leeches in place during therapy," she said. ... invention provides an effective way to keep a leech in place on the skin ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... Written By: Ashley D. Beall, ... in drug therapy for patients living with relapsing and primary multiple sclerosis that ... cell targeted therapy that has been proven to significantly reduce signs of disease ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... Evergreen Healthcare Partners is ... continued efforts to provide innovative offerings to their healthcare partners. These solutions will ... dynamic, high-performing teams to address healthcare IT’s biggest challenges. , “Adding Talent Management ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... , ... It may be hard to imagine that the basic necessities that ... world. Diseases that many developed countries consider rare or eradicated, like measles, are still ... , On an upcoming segment of "Success Files", actor Rob Lowe will introduce a ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... The ... Process Validation and Process Validation Statistics Conferences in Bethesda, Maryland, 12 – ... challenges faced by process validation professionals and statisticians today. , “These conferences ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/24/2017)...  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ) ... 2017 operating results on Monday, August 7, 2017 after ... 5:00 p.m. ET. ... broadcast of the conference call by dialing 877-201-0168 or ... approximately 15 minutes prior to the call. A live ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. ... Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR ) announced today that ... before the market opens on Thursday, July 27, 2017. ... host a teleconference on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at ... dialing 1-877-351-5881, with international callers dialing 1-970-315-0533.  A rebroadcast ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... , July 21, 2017 Did you know that ... in 2016? Or that combined spending on brand medicines, generics and ... spending, with brands accounting for just half of this (7 percent)? ... two thirds of the world,s venture capital investments in high-growth biopharmaceutical ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: