Many patients with mild asthma may not benefit from inhaled steroid medications, the current standard treatment, according to a clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
A team of scientists has identified new genetic regions associated with asthma in people of African ancestry, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
A recent study has shed light on how different strains of bacteria compete to cause pneumonia, findings that could inform how to best prevent infection.
Feinberg investigators are conducting basic science research, epidemiological studies and drug trials of new therapies for food allergies to uncover the breadth of the problem, understand the basic cellular pathways and develop new avenues of treatment.
Northwestern Medicine investigators discovered a method to modulate levels of a protein that is known to drive inflammation, by manipulating levels of an amino acid known as serine.
Most patients who report a penicillin allergy are in fact not allergic, and verifying allergies before resorting to less-effective antibiotics can improve outcomes and avoid the spread of antimicrobial resistance, according to a review in JAMA.
Men with inflammatory bowel disease have four to five times higher risk of prostate cancer, according to a new 20-year study.
Inflammation has unexpected effects on body clock function and can lead to sleep and shiftwork-type disorders, according to a new study.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has identified a trigger of some fibrotic diseases and an experimental compound to treat it.
Infant and childhood food allergy, whose cause has long been a mystery, has now been linked to a mix of environmental and genetic factors that must coexist to trigger the allergy, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.