February 2018 | Feabhra 2018

Mucus Plugs in Asthma Linked to Eosinophilia and Airflow Obstruction

Wed, 7 February 18 13:01

A recent paper by Dunican et al describes the use of multi-detector computed tomography to stratify patients with severe asthma.  The radiographic approach for quantifying airway mucus plugs suggests that treating mucus plugs may improve airflow in chronic severe asthma.

SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Awards

Wed, 7 February 18 13:37

Congratulations to Dr Christine Kiel, senior investigator at UCD Systems Biology Ireland who was recently awarded a SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Award.  Dr Kiel was once of five recipients who were honoured by President Michael D. Higgins at a special ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin.