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Scientists uncover immune cells that may lower airway allergy and asthma risk – Science Daily

The world is full of house dust mites. Do some cleaning, and you’ll probably stir some up. While everyone has immune cells capable of reacting to common allergens like house dust mites, most of us have no allergic symptoms. Still, many people do react with the typical allergic symptoms: sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy,… Read More »

Treatment for eye disease that causes blindness developed by Irish scientists

A potential new form of gene therapy which offers hope to people with an eye disease which causes blindness has been developed by Irish scientists. Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of rare, genetic disorders that involves a breakdown and loss of cells in the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back… Read More »

Scientists find evidence of link between diesel exhaust, risk of Parkinson’s

Caroline Seydel A new UCLA study in zebrafish has identified the process by which air pollution can damage brain cells, potentially contributing to Parkinson’s disease. Published in the peer-reviewed journal Toxicological Sciences, the findings show that chemicals in diesel exhaust can trigger the toxic buildup of a protein in the brain called alpha-synuclein, which is commonly seen in people with the disease. Previous studies have revealed that people living… Read More »

How does COVID-19 spread? This is what scientists know about it (so far)

There is not yet an ironclad scientific consensus on exactly how the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is spreading, but experts are getting a pretty good sense of it. That understanding needs to be central to our strategy of combatting the virus with minimal collateral damage. This isn’t about over-reaction or under-reaction, but mis-reaction. For example,… Read More »

Harvard scientists link supplements to severe health events in young people

Consumption of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy was associated with increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared with consumption of vitamins, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found… Read More »