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What genes are associated with asthma exacerbations?

In a recent study published in the Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology, researchers reviewed the genomics, transcriptomics, and epigenetics of asthma exacerbations (AEs). Study: Asthma exacerbations: the genes behind the scenes. Image Credit: Rybalchenko Nadezhda/Shutterstock AEs are episodes…

Flavonoids with potential to fight allergies and inflammation

In a recent study published in the Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy journal, researchers explored the anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties of flavonoids. Chronic inflammation is crucial to the initiation and progression of chronic disorders such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension, asthma, and allergies.…

Time-restricted eating may benefit Alzheimer’s

In a recent study published in the Experimental Gerontology journal, researchers in the United States assessed the impact of time-restricted eating (TRE) on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), cognitive decline, and sleep. Based on the findings of the United Nations, by the…

Oral deucravacitinib shows promise in patients with active lupus

Tyrosine kinases are enzymes that play central roles in signaling by cytokines involved in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, including lupus. A recent phase 2 clinical trial published by Wiley in Arthritis & Rheumatology has generated promising results for deucravacitinib,…

What is the role of adenoviruses in human health?

With advances in molecular biology informing recent developments in vaccinology, gene therapy, and other fields of medicine, human adenoviruses (HAdVs) have been of primary importance in medical research. A recent review in Trends in Molecular Medicine looks at the promises…

Does vitamin D reduce COVID-19 severity?

A recent review posted to the Research Square* preprint server examined published studies for a consistent association between vitamin D levels and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) severity. Study: What is the Impact of Vitamin D Levels on COVID-19 Severity?: A…