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New genes discovered associated with asthma and allergies

Researchers have identified over 30 new genes that give people a predisposition towards asthma and allergies. These genes may provide new targets for these conditions.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Immune cells commit suicide to prevent allergy

Scientists from the CNRS, INSERM and Université de Limoges, working in the Laboratoire Contrôle de la Réponse Immune B et Lymphoproliférations (CNRS/Université de Limoges)1 have...  
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over 4 years ago
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Spanish scientists modify with pulsed light the protein that causes most allergies to milk

The investigators, who belong to the University of Granada and the Azti-Tecnalia technology centre, have artificially modified a type of lactose protein called...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Can we talk? Patients may avoid topic of work-related asthma for fear of losing jobs

Allergists can help ease worries and offer tools for managing symptomsCertain topics are difficult to discuss with your doctor - work-related asthma is apparently one...  
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over 4 years ago
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Actelion advances clinical development of its specialty immunology pipeline compounds

Actelion Ltd has announced that it is accelerating its clinical development efforts in the field of immunological disorders, following a broad scientific, medical and commercial evaluation of...  
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over 4 years ago
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Widespread incorrect use of epinephrine auto-injectors and asthma inhalers

Millions of Americans with severe allergies and asthma are prescribed medical devices to help relieve symptoms and sometimes, to treat potentially fatal allergic reactions.  
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over 4 years ago
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Coaching parents over the phone improves children's asthma treatment

Managing childhood asthma is difficult. Rather than giving daily medications - even when children feel well - many parents treat asthma only when symptoms become severe.  
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over 4 years ago
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Study uncovers new clues about overproduction of mucus in asthma and COPD

New insights into how mucus is overproduced in diseases like asthma and COPD may lead to new treatments for these and other airway diseases.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Hypersensitivity to non-painful events may be part of pathology in fibromyalgia

New research shows that patients with fibromyalgia have hypersensitivity to non-painful events based on images of the patients' brains, which show reduced activation in primary sensory regions...  
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over 4 years ago
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Painkiller reduces hypersensitivity to pain in patients with fibromyalgia

Patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their bodies, but often doctors have difficulty detecting what causes the pain, and therefore, how to treat it.  
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over 4 years ago
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NIH-funded researchers identify genetic region associated with peanut allergy

Research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that changes in a small region of chromosome 6 are risk factors for peanut allergy in U.S. children of European descent.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Towards a new wheat allergy treatment for children

The study carried out by researchers from the Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP-UPM-INIA) along with the Allergy Department of the Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús...  
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over 4 years ago
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Four more genes identified in severe food allergy

In eosinophilic esophagitis, new targets emerge for potential treatmentsScientists have identified four new genes associated with the severe food allergy eosinophilic...  
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over 4 years ago
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Peanut allergy in children with eczema during infancy linked to peanut in household dust

A new study led by researchers at King's College London in collaboration with the US Consortium of Food Allergy Research and the University of Dundee has found a strong link between...  
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over 4 years ago
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Allergy myths are alive and well

People who suffer from allergies want to keep up-to-date on the latest information regarding treatment, but it's not always easy.  
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over 4 years ago
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Link between food allergy development and skin exposure

Food allergies are on the rise in the U.S. and other developed countries. In patients, food allergies appear as a variety of symptoms, ranging from mild skin inflammation to severe...  
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over 4 years ago
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Genetic variance explains poor response to common asthma medications

Researchers have identified a biological basis for asthmatic children who do not respond well to corticosteroid treatment - currently the most effective treatment for chronic asthma and acute...  
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over 4 years ago
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Immunology: Macrophages as T-cell primers

New work by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers demonstrates that macrophages can effectively substitute for so-called dendritic cells as primers of T-cell-dependent...  
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over 4 years ago
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How Twitter can help predict asthma-related emergency room visits

Researchers created a model that was able to predict with 75 percent accuracy how many asthma-related emergency room visits a hospital could expect on a given dayTwitter...  
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over 4 years ago
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Allergy drug inhibits hepatitis C in mice

NIH study suggests alternative drug to treat virusAn over-the-counter drug indicated to treat allergy symptoms limited hepatitis C virus activity in infected mice...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago