Nerve–immune cell interactions in the lungs may drive the development of allergic asthma

Allergic asthma—which is characterized by wheezing and breathing difficulties triggered by inhaled allergens such as pollen, mold, and pet dander—is the most common chronic disease among children, and it can persist into adulthood. New research led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a founding member of Mass General Brigham (MGB), reveals how the relationship between nerves and immune cells in the lungs can contribute to the development of this condition.

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