Switching off nerve cells eases asthma attacks

Inhaled anesthetic calmed coughing and inflammation in mice

immune cells

SPICE IT UP  Pain-sensing fibers in a mouse’s airways can excite the immune system and crank up inflammation. Here, fibers that catch a whiff of the spicy chemical in hot peppers recruit immune cells (green) to the lungs. Numbing the fibers could ease asthma-related inflammation, a study shows.

S. Talbot et al/Neuron 2015

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