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Asthma breakthrough could stop severe attacks

Mar 2, 2017 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

A new asthma pill that prevents severe attacks could be on the horizon after a breakthrough by British scientists.

Researchers at Leicester University identified a protein which triggers the narrowing of airways, causing the potentially fatal lung condition.

They believe a new treatment could be available within five years.

The team said improved therapies are a "step closer" after they found that severe sufferers have increased levels of a key protein, HMGB1, which leads to ai

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