Medications

Targeting inflammatory protein could treat severe asthma

Just weeks after news of a sharp national spike in asthma deaths—with South Australia recording the highest increase in a single year (88%)—scientists have revealed a promising new treatment for the chronic lung disease.

Immunology

A new targeted treatment calms the cytokine storm

Cytokines are chemical messengers that help the body get rid of invading bacteria and viruses, and control inflammation. The body carefully balances cytokines because they help keep the immune system healthy. However, this ...

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