A better understanding of infantile asthma through the lung microbiota

Knowledge of the specific impact of the lung microbiota on childhood asthma–an expanding field of research–is still limited. To find out more, Korean researchers conducted a very detailed genetic analysis.   Their initial hypothesis was that the differences between the study groups could ...

The severity of bronchiolitis depends on babies’ nasal flora

The risk and severity of bronchiolitis may be associated with the bacterial composition of the respiratory microbiota that lines babies’ noses, according to an American study.   In the United States, bronchiolitis is the second leading cause of emergency room visits and the primary cause ...
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