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News tag: rhinoviruses


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Adults get the flu twice in a decade, on average


4 Mar, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Adults over the age of 30 get flu twice a decade on average, an indication that most coughs and colds people get every year find their origins in other bugs, new research founds. The finding will help scientists understand how the disease spreads, who is likely to get sick, and…

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Cold-triggered asthma potentially treatable, scientists hope


2 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A sequence of biological events may be responsible for life-threatening asthma attacks in patients with colds, British scientists have found. This discovery is potentially useful for creating more effective medicines. Published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the study shows that a tiny molecule (“cytokine”) called IL-25 is central to…