Immunology

Summer is tough for asthma sufferers

(HealthDay)—Summertime can bring asthma sufferers a lot of misery, but lung experts say watching for warning signs of breathing trouble can guard against serious complications.

Immunology

The lungs never forget: Specialised T-cells remember allergens

According to a current study of the Medical University Vienna, specialised T memory lymphocytes in the lungs that react to inhaled allergens, cause attacks of allergic asthma. These T-helper 2-tissue resident memory cells, ...

Immunology

Body's cellular 'recycling system' implicated in chronic asthma

Current asthma treatments are quite effective in reducing patient symptoms in the short term however the structural changes in an asthmatic's airways, caused by persistent and chronic inflammation, is difficult to reverse.

Immunology

Allergies: Mugwort pollen as main source of airborne endotoxins

A wide range of airborne substances can cause respiratory problems for asthma sufferers. These include bacteria and their components, which can trigger inflammation. How they become airborne has not been fully explained up ...

Immunology

Raising awareness about asthma is critical, says expert

Millions of people in the United States, regardless of age, gender, race and ethnicity, are impacted by asthma, and the number of asthma sufferers is only projected to grow. To raise awareness about this disease, May is recognized ...

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