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New Research Could Aid Asthma Sufferers

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New Research Could Aid Asthma Sufferers

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New Research Could Aid Asthma Sufferers

New Research Could Aid Asthma Sufferers

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New research reported this week in The New England Journal of Medicine looks at the role of the immune system in causing asthma and finds a particular type of immune cell — overlooked in the past — that appears to be associated with asthma.

Guest:

Dale Umetsu, M.D., senior associate in medicine, immunology, Children's Hospital Boston; Prince Turki al Saud professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School