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LSUHSC shows for first time infant inhalation of ultrafine air pollution linked to adult lung disease

... chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma later in life. Using protein profiling ... admissions for respiratory symptoms including asthma exacerbations," notes Dr. Cormier. "What has come ... 12 million probably have it and don't know it. asthma is now the most common chronic disorder of ...

UC Davis grant zeroes in on novel asthma diagnosis and treatment

... a three-year $750,000 grant from the American asthma Foundation to investigate whether his discovery ... field of metabolomics can be used to diagnose asthma and follow its treatment," said principal ... "Control of airway inflammation is critical in asthma treatment. We'll be investigating this target ...

Yale team identifies key to potential new treatment for allergy-induced asthma

... Haven, Conn. In research that could lead to new asthma drugs, scientists at Yale School of Medicine, ... a protein may be a trigger of allergy-induced asthma in mice. They also demonstrated how a drug known ... and neuropathic pain may also inhibit asthma symptoms in mice. Their paper is published in the ...

Just in time for spring: Scientists find the cellular on and off switch for allergies and asthma

... unknown cellular switch that turns allergies and asthma both on and off. Equally important, this study also suggests that at least for some people with asthma and allergies, their problems might be caused by ... that address the root causes of allergies, asthma and other similar diseases. "This study ...

Athletes with asthma need more help from their team trainers

... following best practice standards for managing asthma among their athletes, according to a new study. ... Sports & Exercise . "We wanted to see how well asthma is being managed in athletes competing at the ... that outcomes are better when an athlete has an asthma attack and the proper help is available." ...

Vitamin D levels linked to asthma severity

... for a link between vitamin D insufficiency and asthma severity. Serum levels of vitamin D in more ... linked to several indicators of allergy and asthma severity, including hospitalizations for asthma, ... School and colleagues recruited 616 children with asthma living in the Central Valley of Costa Rica, a ...

Airborne asthma allergens

... a major cause of the high incidence of childhood asthma in this part of the world. A report published in ... lead to high levels of such fungi. Worldwide asthma incidence has been on the increase since the ... of lifetime (19.6%) and current (11.6%) asthma than other parts of the Americas. Incidence among ...

La Jolla Institute signs exclusive license agreement with Medimmune on major asthma discovery

... SAN DIEGO (February 25, 2009) A major asthma discovery by a researcher at the La Jolla ... Croft, Ph.D., and marked a major milestone in asthma research. asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that can ...

Indoor air pollution increases asthma symptoms

... particulate matter pollution and the severity of asthma symptoms among children. The study, which ... study, researchers from the Center for Childhood asthma in the Urban Environmenta joint center of the ... "We found that substantial increases in asthma symptoms were associated both with higher indoor ...

Fast-food diet cancels out benefits of breastfeeding in preventing asthma

... of fast food in today's society may explain why asthma rates keep rising even though more mothers are ... an authority in the area of child health and asthma research, was recruited to the University of ... 700 Manitoba children, about 250 of whom had asthma and 475 who did not. The research was funded by ...

New asthma research opposes current drug treatment, says UH prof

... professor's theory that an opposite approach to asthma treatment may be in order. Richard A. Bond, ... be a safer, more effective strategy for long-term asthma management than the currently used beta-2 ... the airways, and has long been a target for asthma drugs. However, a recent study shows the absence ...

Pregnant women with asthma can be more confident about some medicines

... can be regarded as safe for pregnancy - other asthma drugs have not been as well studied though Women can usually keep using the same asthma drugs they were using before they got pregnant. ... The Institute has reviewed the evidence on asthma in pregnancy and published information for ...

More findings on gene involved in childhood asthma

... asthma researchers have found that a gene variant known to raise the risk of childhood asthma in European children plays a similar role in ... illness among children in the developed world, asthma is a complex disease in which a variety of genes ...

Athletes' 'sweat and tears' linked to asthma

... may prevent the development of exercise-induced asthma (EIA), a common respiratory condition among ... that they manifest symptoms of exercise-induced asthma simply because their levels of exertion and ... SEALS, Dr. Lockette also knew that a diagnosis of asthma would preclude many young sailors from becoming ...

Consumption of nut products during pregnancy linked to increased asthma in children

... increase their children's risk of developing asthma by more than 50 percent over women who rarely or ... consumption during pregnancy and symptoms of asthma in children, because we haven't seen this in ... mothers from the Prevention and Incidence of asthma and Mite Allergy study conducted by the Dutch ...

Possible link between baby swimming and breathing problems in children

... Children with mothers who have allergies or asthma have an increased risk of wheezing in the chest ... 40 percent. Among children of mothers with asthma and allergy, 44 percent of those who did not go ... tightness and wheezing who had mothers with asthma and allergies. - The difference is not large ...

Increased allergen levels in homes linked to asthma

... allergen levels in the home are associated with asthma symptoms in allergic individuals. The study ... exposures are of great importance in relation to asthma because most people spend a majority of their ... at NIEHS and senior author on the paper. asthma is one of the most common chronic ailments in the ...

Severe asthma may be a different form of the disease

... research project to investigate severe asthma has found a key physiological difference between ... that could help explain why those with severe asthma do not respond well to treatment. The study from the Severe asthma Research Program (SARP) has found that those with ...

HATS off to combat asthma

... studies exploring the causes and treatment of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) ... control of inflammatory gene expression in asthma allowing the team to examine the part inflammatory mediators play in the way asthma sufferers react to allergens. A second grant of ...

Asthma link to post-traumatic stress disorder, says Mailman School of Public Health study

... Mailman School of Public Health, is linking asthma with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among ... Vietnam era suggests that the association between asthma and PTSD is not primarily explained by common ... PTSD symptoms were 2.3 times as likely to have asthma compared with those who suffered from the least ...

Yale discovery suggests protein may play a role in severe asthma

... levels of YKL-40 in 253 adults patients in three asthma and control groups at Yale, the University of ... serum levels of YKL-40 in patients with asthma compared to those without disease. In addition, blood levels of YKL-40 correlated with asthma severity, lung function, and thickness of the ...

Stevens Health, Technology, and Society roundtable: Oct. 31

... of the chest, coughing and wheezing. In addition, asthma and allergies strike 1 out of 4 Americans. The economic impact of treating asthma is sizable. For example: Direct health care costs for asthma in the United States total $18 billion annually, ...

Study finds a high rate of asthma in college athletes

... findings of a high prevalence of exercise-induced asthma among Olympic athletes. The work also underscores ... diagnosis challenging. Exercise-induced asthma occurs when airflow to the lungs is reduced due ... because many of the reported severe episodes of asthma provoked by exercise have occurred among ...

Survey finds elevated rates of new asthma among WTC rescue and recovery workers

... enrolled in the Registry report developing asthma after working at the site. That rate is 12 times ... than 90 days reported the highest rate of new asthma (7%). Though respirator use increased as the ... 11th and September 12th reported newly-diagnosed asthma at lower rates (4.0% and 2.9%, respectively) than ...

When children have breathing problems

... the world are suffering from respiratory problems coughing, wheezing and asthma attacks. Although the key external causes of these diseases were ... health symptoms were asked, such as coughs, wheezing, pneumonia and asthma attacks. Some of the children from each of the four regions were also ...

Alzheimer's, asthma, cancer, malaria and TB focus of new Singapore grants

... universities, research institutes and hospitals to fund studies related to asthma and other immune system disorders, infectious diseases, aging and cancer. ... "Immunotherapy remains the only truly disease-modifying treatment for asthma and allergic rhinitis," said Dr. Chua. "Traditional forms of ...

New discovery paves the way for new diagnosis of serious lung disease

... , can also provide new knowledge of the cause of common diseases like asthma and chronic bronchitis. Researchers at Uppsala University and Uppsala ... the mechanism behind the occurrence of common public health disorders like asthma and chronic bronchitis." ...

Research finds new cause of ozone wheezing and potential treatments

... airways to narrow and become irritated. We believe this may contribute to asthma symptoms in humans as well." The researchers found several proteins ... and increased wheezing, particularly in children and adults who have asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease. Ozone is formed in the inner ...

A spoonful of sugar?

... pressure, for example not wanting to be seen as different by using their asthma inhaler in front of their friends, to a fear that the medication may have ... consult with other stakeholder groups including patient groups such as asthma UK and Epilepsy Action and healthcare-related organisations such as the ...

RSV may hide in the lungs, lead to asthma, UT Southwestern researchers report

... "This research suggests that there's a potential new mechanism for asthma related to viral infections in children that could be associated with ... disease from the infection but you can also prevent the development of the asthma phenotype, indicating that early interventions against the virus can have ...

New beta-blocker to offer hope to heart and lung sufferers

... a major side effect of beta-blockers is that they make the symptoms of asthma and other breathing problems worse, so that around 300,000 patients in the ... attack or, even if tolerated enough to be taken regularly, can stop other asthma drugs from working. Doctors are also extremely wary in prescribing ...

Asthma monitoring on the Web

... web-enabled device for measuring lung function in patients with asthma and other disorders is being developed by researchers at Texas ... and data encryption software. Simply monitoring cough and wheezing in asthma sufferers does not always provide an accurate assessment of the severity ...

Many US public schools in 'air pollution danger zone'

... to highway traffic puts school-age children at an increased risk for asthma and respiratory problems later in life from air pollutants and ... close proximity to main roads has been associated with increased risk for asthma and other chronic respiratory problems during childhood. Grinshpun's ...

When our protective armor shows weakness

... In addition, these genetic variations predispose to hay fever and asthma in those with atopic dermatitis. Allergic diseases have increased ... pre-existing eczema they may also cause asthma," explained Weidinger The asthma results were especially surprising, because filaggrin is not present in ...

Asthma and other allergies tied to absence of specialized cells

... In addition to breathing problems during an acute attack, people with asthma have chronic inflammation, which can permanently damage their airways. If ... more than 10 million people in the US, many of them children. Acute asthma attacks are responsible for nearly 4000 deaths in the United States each ...

Study helps explain how allergic reactions are triggered

... not only solved a longstanding molecular mystery regarding the onset of asthma and allergy symptoms, but have also provided a fundamental discovery ... channel should be able to impact mast-cell related diseases, including asthma and allergic diseases. Adds Vig, Since mast cells are also known to ...

La Jolla Institute discovers novel tumor suppressor

... unexpected fairly early on in their experiments. "We wanted to better understand the PLC-beta 3 enzyme's possible role as a signaling pathway in asthma and other allergic diseases, so we began working with mice genetically engineered not to have that enzyme," he said. "We noticed that these mice ...

Discovery to aid in future treatments of third-world parasites

... of allergic and asthmatic disorders. Thus, understanding the immune response to infection with parasitic worms might aid in ameliorating allergy and asthma common in industrialized countries. ...

Common allergy drug reduces obesity and diabetes in mice

... unstable and eventually, like punctured trash bags, leak molecular "garbage" into the tissue. This can result in chronic inflammation that causes asthma and certain allergies. As Shi and postdoctoral research fellow Jian Liu discovered, mast cells were far more abundant in fat tissue from obese ...

$20 million NIH grant to transform clinical research at UIC

... next generation of translational researchers. Some projects already funded by the center include developing a collaborative research program in asthma and allergic diseases, exploring a promising immunotherapy to treat severe infections in patients with compromised immune systems, and a ...
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