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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. According to the...

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