New gene therapy may ‘turn off’ asthma

Posted on August 11th, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

The findings showed that the single treatment may give life-long protection from asthma as well as those who have severe allergies to peanuts, bee venom, shell fish and other substances by de-sensitising the immune system to tolerate the protein. Researchers have developed a new gene therapy that may help to ‘turn-off’ the immune response which […]

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Posted on August 2nd, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

Introduction Asthma is a lung disease.  Asthma causes the breathing tubes in the lungs to temporarily narrow.  People with asthma have difficulty breathing air in and out of their lungs.  An allergen or irritant in the environment usually triggers an asthma flare-up.  There is no cure for asthma.  Some asthma flare-ups can be prevented.  Asthma can be […]

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New eczema therapy reduces asthma severity in kids

Posted on July 31st, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

Scientists have discovered insights for a possible new therapy for eczema that also reduces the severity of asthma in children. The findings, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, are an important next step in understanding the relationship between the two inflammatory diseases and to developing effective therapies. Children with atopic dermatitis (AD), a type […]

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Asthma Information

Posted on July 23rd, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

If you frequently experience shortness of breath or you hear a whistling or wheezy sound in your chest when you breathe, you may have asthma—a chronic condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes, the passageways that allow air to enter and leave the lungs. Overview In the United States, asthma affects an […]

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