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  • New gene therapy, asthma, health

    New gene therapy may 'turn off' asthma

    Researchers have developed a new gene therapy that may help to 'turn-off' the immune response which causes allergic reaction such as asthma, or potentially lethal food allergies, researchers have found. "When someone has an allergy or asthma flare-up, the symptoms they experience results from immune cells reacting to protein in the allergen," said Ray Steptoe, Associate Professor at the University of Queensland in Australia. The findings showed that the single treatment may give life-long protection from asthma as

    Science and Tech | June 5, 2017
  • Asthma

    Soon, wearable device to monitor and manage asthma

    In a major step towards a Fitbit-like wearable device to monitor and manage asthma, researchers have created a graphene-based sensor that can detect inflammation in lungs. The researchers believe that the sensor could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalisation and death. "Our vision is to develop a device that someone with asthma or another respiratory disease can wear around their neck or on their

    Science and Tech | May 22, 2017