Children’s risk for developing allergies and asthma is reduced when they are exposed in early infancy to a dog in the household, and now researchers have discovered a reason why.
December 16, 2013
June 19, 2013
A research team led by UCSF scientists has found that exposure in infancy to nitrogen dioxide, a component of motor vehicle air pollution, is strongly linked with later development of childhood asthma among African Americans and Latinos.
June 04, 2013
In the search for clues on the global increase of asthma rates, Joshua Galanter, MD, is turning to the Olancho region of Honduras, an area with high rates of asthma compared to the rest of the world.
June 04, 2013
Cutting-edge research led in part by UCSF's Carolyn Calfee, MD, is opening the door to the possibility of diagnosing and treating Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome before it becomes life-threatening.
December 07, 2012
As asthma rates continue to rise in the U.S. — proportionally affecting more children than adults — experts at UCSF and across the nation continue to search for the best medicines for pediatric patients.
November 06, 2012
Laws that end smoking at work and other public places result in significantly fewer hospitalizations for heart attacks, strokes, asthma and other respiratory conditions, a new UCSF analysis has found.
November 05, 2012
Most young scientists fresh out of graduate school are content to begin a post-doctoral fellowship, working for an established faculty member. But for Christopher Allen, PhD, award-winning research in asthma meant the fast-track onto UCSF’s faculty.
September 17, 2012
A new study by a UCSF-led research team has found a way to help asthma sufferers by impeding the two most significant biological responses that lead to an asthma attack.
September 13, 2012
Biomedical researchers at UCSF have won five of 51 prestigious National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator awards for high-risk, high-reward research, each receiving up to $1.5 million over five years.
September 11, 2012
For two decades, asthma treatment for millions of people with a milder form of the disease has consisted of daily inhaled steroid medicine to reduce inflammation. Now, a new study has found that asthmatics who take the low-dose medication as a daily routine do no better than those who turn to their inhalers only when they have symptoms.