12 October 2011

Asthma breakthrough may save thousands

University of Bath scientists have identified a possible new cause of asthma that, if treated, could potentially prevent the 1100 UK deaths a year.

Asthma affects around 300 million people worldwide by closing of the airways in response to environmental factors such as: dust, spores and pollution. In severe cases, the allergy can lead to breathlessness and even death.

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