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Article ID: 709519

Adipose hormone may play role in obesity-related asthma

Endocrine Society

New research suggests a hormone released from fat tissue is critical in the development of obesity-related asthma and may be a target of future treatments for the disease. The findings will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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20-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709807

Undernutrition During Pregnancy Changes Lung-Specific Gene Expression

Thomas Jefferson University

Higher rates of lung disease in children born to moms who were undernourished during pregnancy could be explained by epigenetic changes in a number of lung-specific genes.

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19-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709790

Flinn Foundation funds NAU microbiologist’s study to address health disparities through novel therapeutic for asthma

Northern Arizona University

Although there is no cure, researchers launched a two-year clinical study to determine whether adding low-cost prebiotic soluble fiber supplements to a patient’s diet can help improve asthma symptoms.

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18-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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    11-Mar-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709254

Academic Performance of Urban Children with Asthma Worse Than Peers Without Asthma

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study shows urban children with poorly controlled asthma, particularly those who are ethnic minorities, suffer academically. Kids who are kept home due to asthma symptoms often aren’t able to do as well in the classroom.

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7-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 709327

Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution. The study out of John Hopkins University School of Medicine, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, was published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

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8-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708565

Southern Research teams with UAB to launch 3 pilot studies

Southern Research

How certain bacteria may make people more prone to asthma is one topic of three research grants jointly funded by Southern Research and the UAB School of Medicine. These new research pilots are the latest effort to harness synergies between researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Southern Research, a Birmingham-based nonprofit research institute with nearly 400 scientists and engineers. The two other pilots seek an improved way to develop new vaccines and a new mouse model for a potentially dangerous, hereditary deficiency shared by 400 million people worldwide.

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25-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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    24-Feb-2019 2:15 PM EST

Article ID: 708433

Eating Small Amounts of Peanut after Immunotherapy May Extend Allergy Treatment Benefits

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine researcher Edwin Kim, MD, MS, says the results of a multi-year observational study are encouraging for those suffering from peanut allergies.

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20-Feb-2019 9:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708340

UNC School of Medicine Experts to Present New Research at AAAAI and SRNT Annual Meetings in San Francisco

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

UNC SOM researchers are available to speak to media covering the conferences or interested in the topics. To schedule an interview contact Carleigh Gabryel at 919-864-0580 or Carleigh.Gabryel@unchealth.unc.edu.

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19-Feb-2019 4:55 PM EST

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