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Novel Molecules Discovered to Combat Asthma & COVID-Related Lung Diseases


A study designed to study how the immune system impacts gut bacteria — has led to the extraordinary discovery of two molecules that can not only provide profound protection in experimental models of asthma but can also substantially reduce the severity of an attack.

 Neither of these molecules, one of which is already commercially available as a dietary supplement, were previously known to have an effect on asthma — and they also appear, from animal studies, to have a role in treating the respiratory illness that is prevalent, and often fatal, in people with serious COVID-19.

The researchers aim to ...