Lung experts develop new smartphone app for self-management of asthma
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  April 20, 2017  
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 Lung experts develop new smartphone app for self-management of asthmaLung experts develop new smartphone app for self-management of asthma
 
A new and unique smartphone app to help people with asthma manage their condition has been developed by lung experts at the Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.
 
 
 UGA researchers explore new ways of predicting thunderstorm asthma outbreaksUGA researchers explore new ways of predicting thunderstorm asthma outbreaks
 
As allergy sufferers can attest, thunderstorm activity can exacerbate asthma and respiratory ailments. In fall 2016, when strong storms moved across southeastern Australia, a major thunderstorm asthma epidemic struck Melbourne and the surrounding area. High grass pollen concentrations dispersed by strong, gusty winds led to multiple deaths and a flood of residents seeking medical attention for respiratory problems.
 
   Researchers discover molecular compound that targets nucleus of allergen-sensitized cellsResearchers discover molecular compound that targets nucleus of allergen-sensitized cells
 
Transcription factors, the tiny proteins that switch genes on or off in the nucleus of cells, are considered unreachable molecular targets for drugs attempting to treat medical conditions.
 
   Air pollution may directly affect biology of upper airways to cause chronic sinus problemsAir pollution may directly affect biology of upper airways to cause chronic sinus problems
 
Although human population studies have linked air pollution to chronic inflammation of nasal and sinus tissues, direct biological and molecular evidence for cause and effect has been scant.
 
   DNA methods can help identify microbial hot spots in buildingsDNA methods can help identify microbial hot spots in buildings
 
Usually associated with humid and sordid slums, mold is a frequent finding in wealthy homes too. Even the fanciest buildings may harbor hot spots where fungi and other microorganisms subtly proliferate, triggering problems that range from unpleasant smells to severe sickness.
 
 Cytokine plays critical role in driving immune cells to promote or suppress inflammatory bowel disease
 
Cytokine plays critical role in driving immune cells to promote or suppress inflammatory bowel diseaseA certain cytokine, or small protein that helps cells communicate during immune responses, can control whether immune cells promote or suppress inflammatory bowel disease, a finding that could lead to new treatments, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
 
 
 Tips to help prevent allergies during spring season
 
Tips to help prevent allergies during spring seasonGlobal warming and climate change are in the headlines today. For allergy sufferers, the impact of warmer temperatures on their daily lives may soon become very apparent.