Latest Mucus Stories
CINCINNATI, Dec. 23, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Mucus can be one of the most embarrassing aspects of a cold. Clearing mucus in public can lead to feelings of anxiety. For this reason, Vicks has introduced new DayQuil Mucus Control and DayQuil Mucus Control DM.
Scientists have crystallised a protein that may help gut bacteria bind to the gastrointestinal tract.
Research team uncovers how the bacterium that causes ulcers travels through the sticky gels of stomach mucus.
MIDLOTHIAN, Va., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PARI Respiratory Equipment introduced the PEP S, a device that provides positive expiratory pressure that can be used with all PARI LC reusable nebulizers.
Wedge Teams Up with 17-Year-Old Patient to "Pitch" Donations at Sept. 28 Game BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eric Wedge, manager of the Cleveland Indians, is joining the fight against cystic fibrosis (CF), a fatal genetic disease.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Daniel L Minor, a specialist in molecular pharmacology, has been awarded $450,000 by the American Asthma Foundation (AAF). Dr.
Scientists have identified the main genetic switch that causes excessive mucus in the lungs, a discovery that one day could ease suffering for people with chronic lung diseases like asthma and cystic fibrosis, or just those fighting the common cold.
A team of researchers from Boston University, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently made a discovery that changes a long held paradigm about how bacteria move through soft gels.
Scientists have worked for 20 years to perfect gene therapy for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, which causes the body to produce dehydrated, thicker-than-normal mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life threatening infections.
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...