asthma
Study: Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Lower Asthma Risk in Children
Study: Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Lower Asthma Risk in Children
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 30, 2016
Pregnant women who took a fish oil supplement during pregnancy were less likely to have children with asthma.
Neonatal Gut Bacteria Might Promote Asthma
Neonatal Gut Bacteria Might Promote Asthma
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 12, 2016
Byproducts of gut microbes in some 1-month–old babies trigger inflammation that is linked to later asthma development, researchers find.
Study: Nail-Biters, Thumb-Suckers Have Fewer Allergies
Study: Nail-Biters, Thumb-Suckers Have Fewer Allergies
Tanya Lewis | Jul 11, 2016
The findings of a longitudinal study in New Zealand lend support to the hygiene hypothesis.
Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk
Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Four types of gut bacteria found in babies’ stool may help researchers predict the future development of asthma.
<em>The Scientist</em> on The Pulse #3
The Scientist on The Pulse #3
Kerry Grens | Jan 28, 2014
Kerry Grens chats about ancient tooth decay, asthma, and fat cells.
Fiber-Rich Diet Cuts Asthma in Mice
Fiber-Rich Diet Cuts Asthma in Mice
Kerry Grens | Jan 7, 2014
Scientists show that fiber’s influence on gut microbes affects the lungs’ response to allergens.
Dangers of Second-Generation Smoke
Dangers of Second-Generation Smoke
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 5, 2012
Nicotine leaves epigenetic marks on the rat genome that make offspring and grand-offspring more prone to asthma.  
Dogs May Guard Against Asthma
Hayley Dunning | Jul 3, 2012
Mice become immune to a virus associated with childhood asthma when exposed to dust from homes that have dogs.
Suspected Effects of Vitamin D
Suspected Effects of Vitamin D
Amy Maxmen | Mar 1, 2012
Vitamin D has a variety of actions in the body. It binds to the vitamin D receptor (VDR), which then binds to the retinoid X receptor (RXR) and activates the expression of numerous genes. 
Vitamin D on Trial
Amy Maxmen | Mar 1, 2012
Prevention trials for vitamins and supplements are notoriously difficult, but some researchers aren’t giving up on finding proof that vitamin D helps ward off disease.