Curcumin Enhances Defense Against Tuberculosis
Curcumin, which gives the spice turmeric its yellow-orange color, enhances cellular defense against tuberculosis, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. In cell culture studies, curcumin enhanced death of infected cells and destruction of the bacteria inside infected cells.
New Insights Inspire Treatment and Prevention Strategies for Eczema
Recent discoveries about the biological mechanisms of eczema are driving new approaches to treatment and prevention of the disease, according to National Jewish Health Professor of Pediatrics Donald Leung, MD, PhD. In a May 17 review in Current Opinion in Pediatrics, Dr. Leung, a widely recognized authority on research and treatment of eczema, explained how new strategies to maintain the integrity of the skin and to dampen the type 2 allergic response are providing benefits for eczema patients and for those at risk of developing the disease.
Event Honoring Roth and Hinton Raises Nearly $58,000 for National Jewish Health
More than 250 New Mexicans gathered to bestow the Spirit of Achievement Award to Paul B. Roth, MD, MS, of University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and James H. Hinton of Presbyterian Healthcare Services. The event honors citizens of New Mexico who have built a legacy of contributing their time, talents and resources to the community. Nearly $58,000 was raised at the dinner to benefit charity care and other programs at National Jewish Health.
Blockade of Histamine Receptors Suppresses Intestinal Anaphylaxis In Peanut Allergy
Simultaneous pre-treatment with antihistamines that block both the H1 and H4 antihistamine receptors suppressed the gastrointestinal symptoms of food allergy in mice, according to researchers at National Jewish Health.
Exacerbations of COPD Accelerate Lung-Function Loss
Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) accelerate the loss of lung function especially among patients with mild disease, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and other institutions.
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