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Discovery of how limiting damage from an asthma attack could stop disease

April 09, 2024 9:42 AM | AAC (Administrator)

Shared from Science Daily

Scientists at King's College London have discovered a new cause for asthma that sparks hope for treatment that could prevent the life-threatening disease.

Most current asthma treatments stem from the idea that it is an inflammatory disease. Yet, the life-threatening feature of asthma is the attack or the constriction of airways, making breathing difficult. The new study, published today in Science, shows for the first time that many features of an asthma attack -- inflammation, mucus secretion, and damage to the airway barrier that prevents infections -- result from this mechanical constriction in a mouse model.

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