Scientists create graphene-based sensor to predict onset of asthma attacks
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  May 22, 2017  
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 Scientists create graphene-based sensor to predict onset of asthma attacksScientists create graphene-based sensor to predict onset of asthma attacks
 
Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths.
 
 
 Supervising inhaler use may not improve asthma symptoms among school childrenSupervising inhaler use may not improve asthma symptoms among school children
 
Supervising the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in elementary school children with asthma may not improve asthma symptoms, prevent school absences or reduce health care use, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
 
   New, highly-detailed hay fever map of Britain may help allergy sufferers avoid hotspotsNew, highly-detailed hay fever map of Britain may help allergy sufferers avoid hotspots
 
A hay fever map of Britain - with the first ever guide to the location of plants in the UK that can trigger the allergy - has been produced to help sufferers cope, and warn them which 'hotspots' to avoid.
 
   Researchers show how diesel fumes could potentially worsen underlying respiratory conditionsResearchers show how diesel fumes could potentially worsen underlying respiratory conditions
 
Scientists have shown how diesel fumes trigger respiratory reflexes which could potentially worsen underlying conditions, such as asthma.
 
   Study finds link between traffic-related air pollution and telomere shortening in childrenStudy finds link between traffic-related air pollution and telomere shortening in children
 
Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a study in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
 
 FDA-approved drug improves clinical outcomes among patients with rare immunologic disease
 
FDA-approved drug improves clinical outcomes among patients with rare immunologic diseaseAdding the injectable drug mepolizumab to standard treatment for eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), a rare immunologic disease, significantly improved clinical outcomes among participants in an advanced clinical trial, scientists report.
 
 
 Women call for more studies to understand causes, find potential cure for endometriosis
 
Women call for more studies to understand causes, find potential cure for endometriosisWomen with endometriosis -- a common and painful disease linked to infertility - have called for more studies to understand its causes and find a possible cure.
 
 
 Innovative T-shirt monitors wearer's respiratory rate in real time
 
Innovative T-shirt monitors wearer's respiratory rate in real timeResearchers at Université Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and its Center for Optics, Photonics, and Lasers have created a smart T-shirt that monitors the wearer's respiratory rate in real time.
 
 
 Clinical trial offers new hope for patients suffering from severe lung disease
 
Clinical trial offers new hope for patients suffering from severe lung diseasePatients suffering from severe lung disease could see their lives transformed thanks to a 'game-changing' clinical trial carried out by UK experts and led by the team from the Lane Fox Respiratory Service based at Guy's and St Thomas' in London.
 
 
 Study identifies two T cell biomarkers that may predict survival trajectory of IPF patients
 
Study identifies two T cell biomarkers that may predict survival trajectory of IPF patientsTwo T cell biomarkers appear to predict the survival trajectory of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a lung disease that has a varied, but ultimately devastating, impact on patients, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.