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Medications

Inhaled antibiotics could help reduce antimicrobial resistance

Using inhaled antibiotics to treat lower respiratory tract infections could help reduce antimicrobial resistance, according to researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Bath.

Immunology

Researchers find a trigger for cell suicide; could lead to new skin infection therapies

Emory University researchers have discovered a mechanism for skin cell death that could eventually result in new treatments for ailments such as "flesh-eating" infections, alopecia, hives and potentially even the deadliest ...

Medications

Is immunotherapy the answer to peanut allergy purgatory?

Peanut allergy can be deadly, and evidence shows that it affects nearly 2% of people in some Western countries. While the standard treatment for peanut allergy is to avoid exposure, oral immunotherapy is a heavily debated ...

Medications

Promising biologic drug for treating chronic lung disease

NUS scientists have discovered a novel property of a protein found in human lungs that could lead to the development of biologic drugs to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a debilitating, progressive lung ...

Inflammatory disorders

Study: Bullied children more likely to have asthma

Children with asthma are vulnerable to being bullied, but there is little research on whether being bullied might be associated with greater prevalence of asthma.

Inflammatory disorders

Lifestyle factors are predictive of incident psoriasis

Lifestyle factors are predictive of the risk for incident psoriasis, regardless of genetic risk, according to a study published online April 12 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Immunology

A new approach against chronic inflammation

The cells in our body have a sophisticated alarm system, the inflammasome. Its central component is the so-called ASC protein. In the event of danger, such as an attack by a pathogen, many of these molecules join together ...