Tag: "asthmatics" at biology news
Monoclonal antibody reduces exacerbations in asthmatics
...igators, both structured and inflammatory cells in asthmatics
can release TNFá, which is an intercellular messenger protein, a cytokine, produced by white blood cells. "Anti-TNFá therapy has been shown to be effective in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease and psoriasis,...
Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses
...f the genetic traits already known to be common in asthmatics
were as active in patients with sinusitis. Twenty-two were scheduled to have surgery for sinusitis, while the remaining 11 served as study controls, having surgery for some other ailment than sinusitis. All those who underwent sinus surgery did ...
Research suggests beta agonists may alter the immune system
... very effective in opening up airways and allowing asthmatics
to breathe, but their ability to address the underlying inflammation that causes most asthma has been debated for years," said Penn, an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Center for Human Genomics. The research is re...
Quitting smoking improves lung function considerably
...ersity of Glasgow, and seven associates studied 11 asthmatics
who continued to smoke and 10 who quit for six wee...ive smokers, with particularly high rates of acute asthmatics
visiting hospital emergency rooms. The smokers with asthma recruited for this study were aged 18 ...
Sensor web simulation investigates technique to improve prediction of pollution across the globe
and for anyone with respiratory problems, air pollution can significantly impair simple everyday activities. NASA is trying to tie together satellites and stations on the ground to develop a "sensor web" to track this pollution and improve air qualit...