Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

COPD’s Unmet Milestones Discussed at 2016 REG Summit

During this year’s Respiratory Effectiveness Group (REG) Summit (2016 REG Summit), researchers from around the globe highlighted the urgent need for more research into current therapies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). According to a news release, this concern is in line with the announcement by members of the…

Protein May Block COPD Bacteria Tied to Uncontrolled Inflammation

Researchers discovered that the CYLD protein turns off pathogen-induced inflammatory responses mediated by the myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88), thereby preventing uncontrolled inflammation from damaging tissues and eventually inducing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study, titled “Deubiquitinase CYLD acts as a negative regulator for bacterium NTHi-induced inflammation…

Asthma Symptoms Found To Help Identify ACOS Patients

In a new study entitled “Defining the Asthma-COPD overlap syndrome in a COPD cohort,” authors show that using clinical asthma features is an effective diagnosis strategy to identify patients with asthma–chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlapping syndrome (ACOS). The study was published in the journal…