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Asthma Challenged With Fresh Treatment Approach
2012-09-18 12:49:08

A researcher from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and his colleagues believe they have found a way to help asthma sufferers by impeding the two most significant biological responses that lead to an asthma attack.

Mucus Helps Clean Out Human Lungs
2012-08-24 10:53:38

Researchers recently published a study on their work to understand how human lungs clean out mucus from colds and allergy, making the airways free to foreign matter that may be toxic or infectious to the body.

Sneezing “Reboots” Airway’s Defense
2012-08-01 12:42:35

Sneezing can happen at any time -- a whiff of dust might cause someone to sneeze; a cold and mucus-filled nose might cause another to sneeze.

2012-04-25 12:10:36

Scientists are reporting that the mucus lining the stomachs of pigs could be a long-sought, abundant source of "mucins" being considered for use as broad-spectrum anti-viral agents to supplement baby formula and for use in personal hygiene and other consumer products to protect against a range of viral infections.

2012-04-23 12:47:00

Scientists have found why a certain type of bacteria, harmless in healthy people, is so deadly to patients with cystic fibrosis.

2012-04-17 23:04:22

Flora Sinus® is changing the way sinus sufferers tackle nasal congestion and sinus complaints with a 100% natural blend of immune-supportive and mucus-thinning ingredients. Cottonwood,

2012-03-24 04:45:24

People who suffer from chronic sinus infections know the warning signs when one might be coming on.

2012-03-08 15:01:28

Scientists from the Schepens Eye Research Institute, a subsidiary of Mass. Eye and Ear and affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have found for the first time that a bacterial pathogen can literally mow down protective molecules, known as mucins, on mucus membranes to enter and infect a part of the body.


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Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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