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New Insight Into How Allergens Induce Asthma Attacks

Researchers from the Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology have identified a protein that acts as a sensor detecting allergens in the respiratory tract that are responsible for asthma attacks.

The study, published online March 19 in the journal  Nature Immunology offers hope for breakthroughs in the treatment of inflammatory disease such as asthma .

Dyslipidemia and Hyperglycemia Evaluated in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Dyslipidemia is a preventable risk factor for CVD. Screening for dyslipidemia should be performed soon after diagnosis when diabetes has stabilized in all children with T1DM aged > 10 year and if normal results are obtained, this should be repeated every 5 year.

If there is a family history of hypercholesterolemia, early CVD or if the family history is unknown, screening should commence as early as 2 year of age.

MERS-CoV Threat for Africa: Mystery Uncovered

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a lethal disease in humans, caused by a coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It was first identified in man in 2012, in the Arabian Peninsula. The main MERS-CoV reservoir species is the dromedary, which is found in large numbers in many African countries. The first clues were published in an article in the journal PNAS on 5 March.

Cannabis Compound Could Help Prevent Addiction Relapse

A non-psychoactive component of cannabis, called cannabidiol (CBD), can help reduce the risk of relapse recovery for people addicted to drugs and alcohol, according to a preclinical study with rats. The study results, published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacologysupport the idea that non-psychoactive cannabinoids have possible medical benefits and it can be used as a treatment for drug addiction.