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New Approach to Alleviate the Chronic Pain

In a collaborative study, researchers at the Institute for Neurosciences of Montpellier (INSERM) and the Laboratory for Therapeutic Innovation (CNRS/Université de Strasbourg) have unravel the mechanism behind the appearance and continuation of neuropathic pain. The study findings, published in the Nature Communications, could lead the development of treatment approach, which produces an immediate, robust and long-lasting therapeutic effect on pain symptoms.

Researchers Identify Asthma Types with Common Biological Features

People with mild asthma can be identified from those with moderate or severe asthma using the identified biological variations in lung tissue samples, according to a research published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The stud was led by the researchers from the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University.

Effects of Aging on Pulmonary Vessels

A new study, published in the American Journal of Physiology—Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology (AJP-Lung), suggests that certain areas of the lungs are more likely than other organs to show age-related damage that compromises respiratory function.

Study Shows the Effect of Cardiac Care Costs on Patient Outcomes

The researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) analyzed the relationship between 30-day episode spending for inpatient and post-discharge care and patient mortality following a hospital admission for heart attack. The study suggests that increased spending is associated with a modest reduction in patient mortality.

Skin Diseases Are More Common In Megacities

A team of researchers from several institutions in South Korea has found a possible explanation for higher rates of skin diseases in megacities. The researchers describe their study of the skin microbiome of people living in vast cities versus those living in smaller cities. The study was published in Science Advances.