Study assesses link between Vitamin D intake and obesity in occupational asthma patients

Related video Occupational asthma is common occurrence in a significant number of adults suffering from the disease. Even after the cessation of exposure, the asthma remains dominant. Previously, Vitamin D intake was rarely evaluated in cases of occupational asthma regardless of it being an important part of nutrition. The main objective of this study is […]

Russian scientists identify molecular ‘switch’ that could be target for treatment of allergic asthma

Related video A team of Russian scientists identified the role of the interleukin-6 molecule in the development of allergic asthma. Now it can be a new target for the treatment of this disease. The results are published in Frontiers in Immunology. About 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, one of the most common chronic […]

Genetic study reveals new insights into underlying causes of moderate-to-severe asthma

Related video The largest-ever genetic study of people with moderate-to-severe asthma has revealed new insights into the underlying causes of the disease which could help improve its diagnosis and treatment. Between 10-15% of individuals with asthma have the severe type of the condition which does not respond to conventional treatment. Symptoms include debilitating breathlessness leading […]

Scientists create most accurate tool yet developed to predict asthma in young children

Related video Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have created and tested a decision tool that appears to be the most accurate, non-invasive method yet developed to predict asthma in young children. The researchers hope the Pediatric Asthma Risk Score (PARS) will become the most common tool used by medical practitioners to predict asthma […]

Sema4, Mount Sinai, Sanofi announce launch of new collaborative asthma study

Related video Sema4, a patient-centered predictive health company, and the Mount Sinai Health System today announced the launch of a five-year collaborative study with Sanofi designed to provide new insights into the biological mechanisms and other factors implicated in asthma. The project will follow nearly 1,200 people with asthma and collect a range of data […]