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Study Defines Thunderstorm Asthma Epidemic Conditions

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Researchers are exploring new ways of predicting thunderstorm asthma outbreaks that may one day provide early warnings for health professionals, emergency management officials and residents in affected areas.

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Experimental Drug Targets Nucleus of Allergen-Sensitized Cells

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Transcription factors, the tiny proteins that switch genes on or off in the nucleus of cells, are considered unreachable molecular targets for drugs attempting to treat medical conditions. Overcoming this challenge, researchers discovered a small molecular compound that successfully blocks a transcription factor and its pro-inflammatory and hyper-mucous activity in asthma. In a study published online April 18 by Science Signaling, scientists test a new compound they call RCM-1.

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Research, Study, Research Study, Nicotine, Nicotine Dependence, reducing nicotine dependence, Aaron Yao, Nengliang "Aaron" Yao, UVA, University Of Virginia, University of Virginia School of Medicine, University Of Virginia Health System, reduced-nicotine cigarettes, Cigarettes, Smoking, Exercise, personal training, gym, Fitness, Withdrawal, nicotine withdrawa

Why Is a UVA Health System Research Study Replacing People's Cigarettes?

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The University of Virginia Health System is conducting a research study to determine if exercise and reduced-nicotine cigarettes can ease the withdrawal symptoms associated with reducing nicotine dependence.

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Air Pollution May Directly Cause Those Year-Round Runny Noses, According to a Mouse Study

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Although human population studies have linked air pollution to chronic inflammation of nasal and sinus tissues, direct biological and molecular evidence for cause and effect has been scant. Now, Johns Hopkins researchers report that experiments in mice continually exposed to dirty air have revealed that direct biological effect.

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Police Officer Becomes Loyola's 900th Lung Transplant Patient

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A Chicago police officer has become the 900th patient to receive a life-saving lung transplant at Loyola Medicine. “It’s given me a whole new life,” said officer Theresa Boss-French. “Since my transplant, I have not coughed once or struggled to breathe.”

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New Imaging Technique Shows Effectiveness of Cystic Fibrosis Drug

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According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, more than 30,000 Americans are living with the disorder. It currently has no cure, though a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration treats the underlying cause of the disease. However, the drug’s effectiveness for each individual is unknown. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have developed an imaging technique using a specific form of helium to measure the drug’s effectiveness. Researchers hope the finding could lead to improved therapies for cystic fibrosis and other lung conditions.

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On-the-Range Detection Technology Could Corral Bovine TB

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A research breakthrough allowing the first direct, empirical, blood-based, cow-side test for diagnosing bovine tuberculosis (TB) could spare ranchers and the agriculture industry from costly quarantines and the mass slaughter of animals infected with this easily spread disease.

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Study Launched to Better Understand Real-World Impact and Progression of COPD

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The MURDOCK Study, Duke Clinical Research Institute and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today the launch of a new collaborative research effort to closely follow 850 people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Rutgers Researchers Determine Structure of Tuberculosis Drug Target and Discover New Class of Potential Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs

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Rutgers University scientists have determined the three-dimensional structure of the target of the first-line anti-tuberculosis drug rifampin. They have also discovered a new class of potential anti-tuberculosis drugs that kill rifampin-resistant and multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria. Tuberculosis (TB) bacteria infect a third of the world's population and the disease kills 1.8 million people annually.

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Cord Blood Test Might Help Predict Fatal Lung Disease in Preemies

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Findings published in the Journal of Pediatrics describe growth factors in cord blood that may identify premature infants at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia-associated pulmonary hypertension (BPD-PH) – an often fatal lung disease in which the vessels carrying blood from the heart to the lungs become narrowed and dysfunctional. Identifying these babies at birth would allow earlier interventions to prevent the disease that manifests in some preemies two to three months after birth.







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