Newly discovered marker can identify patients who would benefit from novel asthma treatments

Related video Researchers at RCSI, Stanford University and Oregon Health Sciences University have discovered a marker which can help determine which asthma patients are likely to benefit from a new treatment which targets inflammatory cells called Eosinophils. The research, which was funded through a Health Research Board Clinician Scientist Award, has today been published in […]

Excessive airway nerves tied to more severe asthma symptoms, study finds

Related video Researchers Matthew Drake, M.D. (left), and lab manager Emily Blum use a confocal microscope to generate three-dimensional imagery of airway nerves. Their research demonstrated that inflammatory cells can alter nerve structure in the lungs to cause asthma. Credit: Kristyna Wentz-Graff/OHSU Researchers Matthew Drake, M.D. (left), and lab manager Emily Blum use a confocal […]

Severity of asthma depends on genetic profile and air pollution

Asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and collaborators. The study appeared online in Scientific Reports. The research team, made up of scientists from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH, and Rice […]