The enzyme SKG1 may be a useful target in treating asthma and boosting the effects of certain cancer therapies, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
Grastek, a sublingual allergen extract manufactured by Merck & Co Inc, has received FDA approval as an immunotherapy for the treatment of Timothy grass pollen-induced allergic rhinitis.
The NIH grant will help the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai research pandemic preparedness and advance the understanding of influenza biology.
Benson Medical’s CCS‑200 Spirometer report building software offers an easier way to customize occupational health testing reports, the company says.
The protein DDX21 has been found to block the cellular replication process that takes place when an influenza virus infects a human cell, according to Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin.
Though nursing and physician training is comprehensive, RTs have more specialized knowledge in the respiratory system and many believe the job of airway clearance and tracheostomy care should fall to them.
Scientists at Georgia Tech, Emory University, and the CDC are experimenting with a new delivery method for the influenza vaccination: a “Flu patch.” The small Band-Aid sized adhesive patch could potentially allow self-administration of the vaccine while also eliminating most of the pain of the traditional flu shot.
Clinicians and manufacturers are looking to a combination of technology, research, and best practices to fight ventilator-associated pneumonia, which, despite progress, continues to afflict thousands of patients every year.
In the last 30 years, COPD has become more prevalent in American women, who now make up more than half of patients currently diagnosed—an estimated 7 million women, in all.
An innovative, low-cost bubble CPAP device designed by undergraduates at Rice University is saving the lives of Malawi’s preterm newborns suffering from severe respiratory complications.