Scientists find potential way to treat cold-triggered asthma

October 2, 2014 9:38 AM

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Scientists find potential way to treat cold-triggered asthma

British scientists have identified a sequence of biological events that could trigger life-threatening asthma attacks in people suffering from colds -- a finding that holds the potential for developing more effective medicines.

In a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the researchers found that a small molecule, or 'cytokine', called IL-25 may play a central role in the effect that viruses causing colds have on people with asthma.

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