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Since 1971, NIAID has supported targeted research to understand the causes of and develop preventions and treatments for asthma, a respiratory disease that affects as almost 25 million Americans, including 7 million children aged 17 years and under. NIAID's 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.
Media Availability: Dust in Homes with Dogs May Protect Against Allergies, Asthma—Dec. 16, 2013
NIH Statement on Asthma Awareness Month 2013—May 7, 2013
Statement: World Asthma Day—April 30, 2012
AAAAI 2012 Press Conference: Standardizing Research with the Asthma Outcomes Report—March 3, 2012
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Last Updated December 16, 2013
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