Language of stem cells’ discovered

Language of stem cells’ discovered

Stem cells control the cells around them, inducing them to perform specific functions. This phenomenon of the “language of stem cells,” which has now been discovered for the very first time, is described by the scientists from Markus Hengstschläger’s...
Intestinal diversity protects against asthma

Intestinal diversity protects against asthma

Children who develop asthma or allergies have an altered immune response to intestinal bacteria in the mucous membranes even when infants, according to a new study from Linköping University, Sweden, and Center for Advanced Research in Public Health, Spain. The results...
Nanoparticle acts like Trojan horse to halt asthma

Nanoparticle acts like Trojan horse to halt asthma

In an entirely new approach to treating asthma and allergies, a biodegradable nanoparticle acts like a Trojan horse, hiding an allergen in a friendly shell, to convince the immune system not to attack it, according to new Northwestern Medicine research. As a result,...
DNA markers link season of birth, allergy risk

DNA markers link season of birth, allergy risk

Researchers at the University of Southampton have discovered specific markers on DNA that link the season of birth to risk of allergy in later life. The season a person is born in influences a wide range of things: from risk of allergic disease, to height and...