“You can use these findings to begin to tailor a new treatment approach for asthma,” said Norman Edelman, chief medical officer at the American Lung Association. “And with the huge asthma epidemic we’ve seen over the past 25 years, we certainly need a new approach.”
The rate of asthma in the U.S. more than doubled to 7.1 percent of the population in 2004 from 3.1 percent in 1980, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an Atlanta-based agency. No cure exists for asthma, according to the National Institutes of Health. The gene may prove to be “an extremely strong drug target for asthma,”
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