Since 1971, NIAID has supported targeted research to understand the causes of and develop preventions and treatments for asthma, a respiratory disease that affects approximately 25 million Americans, including 7 million children aged 17 years and under. NIAID research focuses on understanding how the environment, allergens, and genetics interact with the body's immune system to cause the disease and aggravate the symptoms.
Reducing Airway Mucus Alleviates Asthma in Mouse Study
Media Availability: Early Exposure to Certain Bacteria May Protect Toddlers from Wheezing—June 6, 2014
NIH Statement on Asthma Awareness Month 2014
Media Availability: Dust in Homes with Dogs May Protect Against Allergies, Asthma—Dec. 16, 2013
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Last Updated February 17, 2015