Breathprints identify lung attacks in mice By Sally Robertson.

Aureus-infected mice. ‘As a result, for the strains investigated in this study, SESI-MS evaluation of the breath of mice can distinguish between uninfected and infected pets, and determine the infectious species to the strain level,’ writes the team. ‘Our in vivo breathprinting study adds to the developing body of literature advancing the promise of successful breath-structured diagnostics for infectious illnesses,’ remark the researchers. Licensed from medwireNews with permission from Springer Healthcare Ltd.Cell incubation took place at 37 degrees Celsius and in addition at a cooler 33 degrees Celsius. ‘We found that the innate immune response to the rhinovirus can be impaired at the lower body temperature compared to the core body temperature,’ said research senior Yale and author professor of immunobiology Akiko Iwasaki. ‘In general, the lower the temperature, it appears the low the innate immune response to infections.’ Cooler temperatures linked to diminished immune functionThe research, which was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , notes the following regarding temperature-dependent growth of the virus: Rhinovirus is the most frequent cause of the normal cold, and also probably the most important causes of asthma exacerbations.