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Existing Anti-Stroke Drug Also Effective Treatment For Middle-Ear Infections, Researchers Say

ATLANTA—An existing anti-stroke drug is an effective treatment for middle-ear infections, showing the ability to suppress mucus overproduction, improve bacterial clearance and reduce hearing loss, according to researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Rochester.

The findings, published May 13 in the Journal of Immunology, could result in a novel, non-antibiotic treatment for… more »

Researchers Discover Why Drug For Severe COPD Becomes Less Effective In Patients Over Time

ATLANTA—Roflumilast, a drug recently approved in the United States to treat severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), increases the production of a protein that causes inflammation, which possibly results in patients developing a tolerance to the drug after repeated use and makes the drug less effective, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Kumamoto University… more »

Widely Used Food Additive Promotes Colitis, Obesity And Metabolic Syndrome, Research Shows

ATLANTA—Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes the development of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome, new research shows.

The research, published Feb. 25 in Nature, was led by Georgia State University more »