New Research Could Aid Asthma Sufferers 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.
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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

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