Tag: "asthma" at biology news
Environmental exposures before and after birth can harm children's lungs
...acco smoke (ETS) may be more likely to suffer from asthma
and related symptoms early in life. A new study i...ficulty breathing, as well as higher incidences of asthma
symptoms, at 24 months of age. Although the researchers found increased respiratory symptoms at 12 ...
Genetics play role in response to most common asthma drug
Genes affect how asthma
patients respond to albuterol, according to result...weeks of regular use of albuterol improved overall asthma
control in individuals with one form of the gene, stopping all use of albuterol eventually improved ...
Mail-order drugs exposed to extreme heat become less effective
...st Physicians (ACCP), formoterol, a common inhaled asthma
medication, delivered less than half of its expect... prior to consumption." According to researchers, asthma
medications and other prescriptions delivered in the extreme-heat states of the Southwest are not th...
Red wine mist? Resveratrol shows potential effects against COPD, asthma, arthritis
...er, Donnelly noted there's "no evidence that COPD, asthma
(especially in asthmatic smokers) or related diseases have lower incidence in France or elsewhere in the Mediterranean region." OTC versions not useful: aerosol version needed Moreover, Donnelly warned that their research group had "looked at the ove...
Electronic records to improve care for children with asthma
...its and specialty care." Research will focus on asthma
in children, the most common chronic illness in ch...d the prevalence and rate of outpatient visits for asthma
are rising, as is the mortality rate. Children who live in urban communities represent a disproporti...
New tool highlights activity of key cellular signal
...or potential application in inflammation, allergy, asthma
or chronic lung disease, conditions that may be helped by increasing cyclic AMP. More recently, altered regulation of cyclic AMP has been tied to the risk of stroke occurrence and to heart conditions including dilated cardiomyopathy. Zhang ...
International HapMap consortium widens data access
... data to study conditions such as type 2 diabetes, asthma
and dyslexia, as well as genes related to differences in how individuals metabolize and react to certain medications. When the HapMap is completed next year, those studies will be able to be carried out even more efficiently. "We are delighted that o...
Healthy mix of GI tract microbes are key to preventing allergies and asthma
...rease, over the last 40 years, in cases of chronic asthma
and allergies in Western industrialized countries. "The recent increase in allergies and asthma
has been attributed to what's called the 'hygiene hypothesis,' the idea that children in Western cou...
Suspect protein found to play protective role in chronic lung disease
...s might be manipulated to treat the progression of asthma
and COPD." Blackburn and UT Medical School at Houston Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chairman Rod Kellems, Ph.D., earlier developed a strain of mice lacking the protein that normally clears excess adenosine. These knockout mice ha...
JCI table of contents, 3 January 2005
...or the A1 adenosine receptor in protecting against asthma
Levels of the signaling molecule adenosine are in...hat adenosine may play a provocative role in acute asthma
attacks. Therefore much research has been focused on drugs that may potentially interact with known...
EB and IUPS - Where cures of tomorrow can be seen in the science of today
...disorders such as parasitic and fungal infections, asthma
and allergic reactions, cancer, and transplantation. The American Physiological Society (APS) has combined its program with that of the 35th Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS). Many of the presentations in its 15 t...
Novel asthma study shows multiple genetic input required; single-gene solution shot down
... that wheezing -- a key physiological component of asthma
-- requires the interaction of genes in several lo... Overcoming 'negative' results of 10 human genome asthma
studies The study, "Interacting genetic loci cause airway hyperresponsiveness," was conducted by Ka...
JCI table of contents
...ll/115/2/443 . Erratic lymphatics contribute to asthma
TITLE: Pathogenesis of persistent lymphatic vesse...balances pro- and anti-inflammatory effects during asthma
TITLE: The IL-6R a chain controls lung CD4+CD25+ Treg development and function during allergic airw...
Asthma gene clusters identified
CINCINNATI Children who suffer from acute asthma
attacks share a genetic profile that appears to be...l epithelium of children who have an acute case of asthma
stabilized with medication. The analysis revealed two distinct gene expression profiles in...
JCI Table of Contents, March 1, 2005
...ttp://www.jci.org/papbyrecent.shtml Allergy and asthma
take a dip in the gene pool Genetic factors play a role in susceptibility to allergy and asthma. In particular, IL-13 is a gene associated with allergy and is known to be naturally present in different forms. Appearing online on February 10 in adv...
Michael F. Hochella Jr. named Virginia's 2005 Outstanding Scientist
...c scale particles play, for example, in triggering asthma
attacks, allergic reactions and in transporting infectious diseases and fungus worldwide. Hochella is responsible for bringing $7 million in research to Virginia. Hochella's teaching interests are broad -- from university introductory to advanced gra...
Epilepsy and depression - A two-way street?
...d 775 epilepsy patients in community settings, 395 asthma
patients and 362 healthy control subjects. Among those with epilepsy, 36.5 percent reported symptoms of depression, compared to 27.8 percent of asthmatics and 11.8 percent of controls. The study, published in the journal Neurology in September, als...
Asthma relapse in children common, possible risk factors identified
...K, IL, March 7, 2005) - One-third of children with asthma
who go into remission by the age of 18 will relapse and redevelop asthma
by the time they are 26, says a new study published in the March issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed j...
Survivors to revisit the polio scare
... is similar to the popular "hygiene hypothesis" in asthma
(which finds an increase in asthma
as environments become cleaner). The summer of '55: Boston During the polio epidemics, hospitals h...
Estrogen, SERMS reduce asthma impact by halting constriction
...men taking estrogen supplements, experienced fewer asthma
attacks and less severe asthma
symptoms, strongly suggesting that perhaps estrogen affects airway smooth muscle function by prevent...
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