Cure For Asthma More Likely To Be Available In Five Years

Cure For Asthma More Likely To Be Available In Five Years

A team of scientists recently claimed that they have discovered the root cause for asthma and they further hope that they will come up with a cure for asthma in coming five years.

Researchers at Cardiff University, King’s College London, and the Mayo Clinic in the US said that they have found a calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) had a role in causing the disease.

The Asthma Society of Ireland said the discovery of the root cause of the disease could be life-changing for almost 500,000 people those are suffering from the chronic inflammatory disease of the airways.

Scientists hope that the drugs, known as calcilytics, can reverse all the symptoms that are associated with asthma that affects nearly 300m people across the world.

The team during the study used mouse models of asthma and human tissue in order to reach to their findings published in journal Science Translational Medicine.

Leda author Daniela Riccardi from Cardiff University School of Biosciences said, “If we can prove that calcilytics are safe when administered directly to the lung in people, then in five years we could be in a position to treat patients and potentially stop asthma from happening in the first place”.

Scientists in the study’s findings clearly showed that environmental triggers such as allergens, cigarette smoke, and car fumes released CaSR in airway tissue causes asthma symptoms.


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