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2008-09-22 18:00:12

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Icagen, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICGN) reported today, at the 15th International Inflammation Research Association Conference in Chantilly, Virginia, results from a preclinical study demonstrating effects of senicapoc in isolated human lung mast cells. Senicapoc, the Company's novel orally available small molecule inhibitor of the KCa3.1 potassium ion channel, was shown to potently block KCa3.1 potassium currents in isolated human lung mast...

2008-09-19 21:00:11

A COMMON painkiller may be one of the key driving forces behind the worldwide epidemic of childhood asthma, reveals a major study today. Researchers who analysed data on more than 200,000 children found strong links between paracetamol use and both the development of asthma and the symptoms' appearance. Taking paracetamol once a month more than tripled the chances of six and seven-year-olds suffering wheezing attacks. The drug was also associated with an increased risk of...

2008-09-04 21:00:07

By TOM VOGT Obesity can aggravate problems in one of the most basic life functions - breathing - according to a study that included some Southwest Washington asthma patients. Obese people are nearly five times more likely to be hospitalized for asthma than non-obese asthmatics, according to a study from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. "Given that nearly 30 percent of our country is obese, this study is yet another example of the long-term dangers of obesity, along with...

2008-08-27 03:00:24

By Cydulka, Rita K Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that affects almost 10% of children, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. Last year, children with asthma missed an estimated 12.8 million school days due to their disease. If not well controlled, asthma may limit a child's activity and sense of well being, and place a significant burden on the family. Although the death rate from asthma has declined, following a rise from the 1980s until the...

2008-08-19 09:00:16

KENILWORTH, N.J., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation announced today that ASMANEX(R) TWISTHALER(R) 110 mcg (mometasone furoate inhalation powder) is now available in pharmacies nationwide. ASMANEX is indicated for the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in patients four years of age and older, and is the first and only once-daily inhaled corticosteroid inhaler approved for this use in children as young as 4. ASMANEX was approved for children...

2008-08-15 12:00:19

CHICAGO, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the school bells get ready to ring, parents and other caregivers of children who have asthma should prepare for a possible peak in asthma episodes (also known as attacks or exacerbations). According to the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest, the greatest number of asthma hospitalizations occurs in the fall, usually September. The fall increase may be caused by respiratory infections, increased pollen, and outdoor mold counts....

2008-08-12 15:00:21

By HELEN PUTTICK and JULIA HORTON A NEW treatment which could help millions of asthma patients ward off attacks could be tried in patients as early as next year. Research which helps explain why catching a cold triggers symptoms such as wheezing and breathlessness in asthmatics is unveiled today. The study, published in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows how the immune response which should stop the cold virus building in the lungs is deficient in...

2008-08-09 03:00:09

By Duplessis, Christopher A Gumpert, Barton ABSTRACT Objective: An observational study was performed with a convenience sample of 38 submariners exposed to diesel exhaust for 9 hours, to assess the development of reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS) after prophylactic corticosteroid treatment. Methods: Twenty-four subjects were available for baseline physical examinations, pulmonary function tests, and chest radiographs, and 16 more subjects were available for interviews; 30...

2008-08-04 18:01:03

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Air pollution is a serious health issue, especially in Beijing. For even the healthiest people, air pollution can irritate the respiratory tract and cause serious health problems such as asthma attacks, coughing and wheezing, shortness of breath and chest pain when inhaling deeply. It can also increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes, lung cancer and even early death. Before spectators leave for Beijing, the American Lung Association advises...

2008-07-23 09:00:21

MONTREAL--(Marketwire - July 23, 2008) - TOPIGEN Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specialized in developing products for respiratory disorders, today announced the completion of patient enrollment in a Phase II safety and efficacy study in asthma with one of its lead product candidates, TPI ASM8. The current clinical study builds on prior efficacy and safety data in a three-day study of TPI ASM8 in an allergen challenge model. TPI ASM8 is a novel, inhaled,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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