Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a new inhibitor which decreases lung inflammation and could hold the key to treating Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- a life-threatening disease which affects thousands of people in the UK.
Study confirms biological mechanism responsible for latent HIV reservoirs; suggests strategies for a functional HIV cure.
Lowering mutation rates in harmful bacteria might be an as yet untried way to hinder the emergence of antimicrobial pathogens. One target for drug development might be a protein factor, DNA translocase Mfd, that enables bacteria to evolve rapidly by promoting mutations in many different bacterial species. This action speeds antibiotic resistance, including multi-drug resistance. Working on drugs to block Mfd and similar factors could be a revolutionary strategy to address the worldwide crisis of treatment-resistant infectious diseases.
For children and adults with food allergies, personal self-injectable epinephrine devices are crucial to treating severe reactions such as anaphylaxis if there is unintended exposure to allergens. Autoinjectors have become very expensive, although the drug they inject is cheap. In this study of simulated children with peanut allergy, researchers estimated value-based pricing for the devices, which is a method of drug pricing where drug costs are based on the magnitude of the benefit they provide.
New research suggests a link between parental sucking on a pacifier and a lower allergic response among young children.
New research shows it's possible for both children and adults with uncontrolled asthma to find their symptoms worsening due to cannabis allergy and exposure to marijuana smoke.
New research found that over two percent of all US children under the age of 5 have a milk allergy, and 53 percent of food-allergic infants under age 1 have a cow's milk allergy.
New research shows that even if your epinephrine auto injector become frozen from being left in a car, it will still work.
A medically-challenging case found that allergy shots provided significant benefits to the eczema symptoms suffered by a 48-year-old man.
New research shows children of caregivers with poor asthma knowledge were four times more likely to have a prolonged hospital stay. A 'prolonged' stay was defined as more than two days.