Researchers identify neuronal colonies responsible for ‘itchiness’ in the throats of mice.

March 16, 2018

Asthma, accompanied by lung inflammation, bronchoconstriction and airway hyper-responsiveness, is a significant public health burden.  Currently, asthma treatments such as anticholinergics target the hypersensitive nerves which connect the brain to parasympathetic neurons in the smooth muscle of the airway.  Therefore, insights into the neural mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of asthma are highly desirable.  Now, a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Read more

Source: Health Innovations

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NASA’s Kepler Spacecraft Nearing the End as Fuel Runs Low

March 14, 2018

Trailing Earth’s orbit at 94 million miles away, the Kepler space telescope has survived many potential knock-outs during its nine years in flight, from mechanical failures to being blasted by cosmic rays. At this rate, the hardy spacecraft may reach its finish line in a manner we will consider a wonderful success. Read more

Source: Kepler News and Features

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