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New target could help to reduce symptoms of asthma attacks, research shows

The role of a receptor in the body that could help to prevent or reduce the effects of asthma attacks has been examined by an international team of researchers. The team examined the role in the body of nociceptin, a peptide that activates the nociceptin receptor, better known for its association with pain processing. » […]

Wearable graphene-based biomedical device to monitor, combat diabetes

A patch is capable of non-invasive blood sugar monitoring and painless drug delivery. The device’s pH and temperature monitoring functions enable systematic corrections of sweat glucose measurements as the enzyme-based glucose sensor is affected by pH (blood acidity levels) and temperature. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Scientists discover a link between psoriasis and general bone loss

For the first time, researchers have linked psoriasis to the risk of widespread bone loss and describe how the protein IL-17 acts as a ‘messenger’ between the skin and the bones. IL-17 inhibitors, some of which already on the market, could simultaneously address skin inflammation and associated bone loss. These results recommend monitoring the bone […]

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