Immunology

Monoclonal antibody reduces asthma attacks in urban youth

A National Institutes of Health clinical trial has found that a monoclonal antibody, mepolizumab, decreased asthma attacks by 27% in Black and Hispanic children and adolescents who have a form of severe asthma, are prone ...

Medications

Herbal supplement shows promise against lung cancer

Berberine, a natural compound found in plants such as barberry and goldenseal, suppresses the proliferation of lung cancer cells in the lab, new research shows. It also reduces airway inflammation and damage to healthy lung ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Type III interferon in COVID-19: Protective or harmful?

Our immune system makes interferons and other cytokines to help us fight viruses. But in COVID-19, we've learned that they can also contribute to damaging, potentially life-threatening lung inflammation. New work published ...

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