Rheumatoid arthritis drug could help asthma patients9th September 2011
Research published in The Lancet has suggested that a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could help asthma patients.
It comes as scientists said they had identified two mutant genes that may predispose a person to asthma. Researchers in Australia have identified the two rogue genes after comparing 58,000 DNA samples of people living in Australia, Europe and the United States with and without asthma. One of the genes is also known to be linked to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the researchers suggested that the drug tocilizumab, which is used to treat RA, may also work for asthma.
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Title: Rheumatoid arthritis drug could help asthma patients
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 19653
Date Added: 9th Sep 2011