Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Better Asthma and COPD Drugs with Fewer Side Effects Are Within Reach

Bronchodilators, the most common type of asthma-fighting drug, inhibits contractions of airway smooth muscle that are induced by stimulating receptors on the muscle's surface. New research highlights a novel mechanism for ...

Medications

Repurposing existing drugs to fight new COVID-19 variants

Finding new ways to treat the novel coronavirus and its ever-changing variants has been a challenge for researchers, especially when the traditional drug development and discovery process can take years. A Michigan State ...

Medications

Why Viagra may be useful in treating lung diseases

You may be surprised to learn that the medication sildenafil—better known by its brand name Viagra—has other medical purposes aside from treating male erectile dysfunction. It can also be used to treat lung diseases that ...