The study showed that higher levels of discrimination experienced by bisexual people could lead to more stress and lead to inflammation or stress hormones which would worsen asthma.
The first adult human 'lung-in-a-dish' models, described in the journal eLife, are also known as lung organoids and represent all cell types.
The findings, suggest that asthma patients -- especially those who require clinical care - should continue taking their asthma medications during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Medical science and the healthcare fraternity have done a lot of progress to reduce the burden of lung cancer and to save as many lives as possible.
The changes enable SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to enter the body, replicate and trigger an out-of-control immune response that fills the lungs with fluids.
Using the spike-like protein on its surface like a key, the novel coronavirus binds to the ACE2 receptor found in the lining of our airways, and unlocks its path into our lung cells.
Previous clinical findings have shown that some patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 have gastro-intestinal symptoms, while others showed signs of infection solely in the lungs.
The drug works by lowering glucose production in the liver, reducing blood sugar levels that, in turn, improve the body's response to insulin.
The research is backed up by a recent study of chest CT scans of COVID-19 patients showing greater infection and disease in the regions predicted by the model.
Factors such as smoking, lack of exercise, dietary habits and atmospheric pollution have a direct bearing on the health of the lungs.