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Asthma is a common inflammatory disease affecting the airways that leads to shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing. Symptoms range from mild to severe but are generally manageable with appropriate treatment.
New biomarker can help characterize specific types of asthma and COPD

New biomarker can help characterize specific types of asthma and COPD

Study finds higher levels of air pollutants in regions near oil and gas wells

Study finds higher levels of air pollutants in regions near oil and gas wells

New study reveals lung cell roles in guiding the immune system

New study reveals lung cell roles in guiding the immune system

Mast cell precursor cells get activated when exposed to allergic stimulation, shows study

Mast cell precursor cells get activated when exposed to allergic stimulation, shows study

Researchers show how 'bad mucin' contributes to worsening pulmonary conditions

Researchers show how 'bad mucin' contributes to worsening pulmonary conditions

Eosinophils combat cancer metastases in the lungs, says research

Eosinophils combat cancer metastases in the lungs, says research

Virus-infected cells endure long-term changes, says study

Virus-infected cells endure long-term changes, says study

Understanding computational fluid dynamics can inform more effective design of drug delivery devices

Understanding computational fluid dynamics can inform more effective design of drug delivery devices

Atomic force spectroscopy probes cellular biomechanics in response to drugs in hypoxia

Atomic force spectroscopy probes cellular biomechanics in response to drugs in hypoxia

Exposure to chemicals in plastic during the fetal stage is linked with a lower IQ

Exposure to chemicals in plastic during the fetal stage is linked with a lower IQ

Air pollution may increase chance of hospitalization for COVID-19 patients

Air pollution may increase chance of hospitalization for COVID-19 patients

Monitoring pollen levels using environmental DNA

Monitoring pollen levels using environmental DNA

Study identifies a new mechanism that causes airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma

Study identifies a new mechanism that causes airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma

Environmental DNA could help better understand grasses that cause allergies

Environmental DNA could help better understand grasses that cause allergies

Virtual clinical trials could transform the development of new drugs

Virtual clinical trials could transform the development of new drugs

Researchers identify gene variant associated with childhood asthma

Researchers identify gene variant associated with childhood asthma

How is climate change affecting the allergy season?

How is climate change affecting the allergy season?

Fecal microbiome differs in healthy and food-allergic twins

Fecal microbiome differs in healthy and food-allergic twins

Inhaling wildfire smoke's microbial content can increase risk of infection

Inhaling wildfire smoke's microbial content can increase risk of infection

Study: DOT1L enzyme is essential for humoral immune responses

Study: DOT1L enzyme is essential for humoral immune responses