Laboratory drug trials could lead to asthma treatment breakthrough

A new drug with the potential to reverse or slow the development of asthma is being tested by researchers at The University ...

GPs highly trained to care for patients with asthma, says RCGP

RCGP Chair, Maureen Baker, says GPs are highly trained to care for patients with asthma, but need more investment to meet demand. ...

Is a Written Asthma Action Plan for Children Necessary?

New Rochelle, NY —Parents of children with asthma need ongoing education and guidance on this chronic condition and how to prevent and manage symptoms, but does a written asthma action plan improve outcomes more than ongoing asthma education? ... Full story

Persistent Childhood Asthma Linked to COPD

The development of persistent childhood asthma – characterized by having trouble breathing on an almost daily basis – is not well understood. In most cases, childhood asthma resolves with time, but as many as 20 percent of children with asthma will go on to have potentially severe symptoms in adulthood. In the largest and longest U.S. analysis of persistent asthmatics to date, investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) found a link between persistent childhood asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in early adulthood. ... Full story

Persistent childhood asthma sets stage for COPD

Lifelong attention may be needed to prevent worsening lung function ... Full story

Most Asthma Research May Not Apply to African-American Children

Newly Identified Genetic Risk Factors in Black Children Could Lead to Better Treatments ... Full story

Asthma linked to DNA damage

Allergies induced by dust mites can harm DNA in lung cells. ... Full story

Treating asthma

University scientists have made a discovery that could lead to improved treatment for asthma sufferers. ... Full story

Penn and Rutgers Researchers Discover New Pathway That May Trigger Asthma

Finding could lead to better drugs for the many asthma patients who don’t respond well to current medications ... Full story

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