News tagged with respiratory diseases

A promising target to treat asthma

An enzyme known for its role in heart disease may well be a promising target to treat asthma. Researchers from the University of Iowa have found that the enzyme, called CaMKII, is linked to the harmful effects of oxidation ...

Jul 24, 2013
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Children as young as seven affected by parents smoking

A new study out today (24 July) shows that children as young as seven had elevated levels of cotinine (a by-product of nicotine) in their blood if their mother smoked, particularly children whose mothers smoked ten cigarettes ...

Jul 24, 2013
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AstraZeneca in $560 m deal for respiratory firm

British drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC says it is to acquire Pearl Therapeutics Inc., a Redwood-City, California-based company involved in therapies for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for at least $560 million.

Jun 10, 2013
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