Ten percent of all children in the United States suffer from asthma. The disease has major impacts on their ability to thrive. Luckily, researchers have the opportunity to identify and treat babies who are at the highest risk for asthma, helping to enrich their preschool years and enhance overall understanding of asthma.
UA researchers are closer to preventing asthma after receiving a $27 million federal grant to lead a national clinical study. Dr. Fernando Martinez and his colleagues at the UA Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center will study a preventive medicine treatment in more than 1,000 infants who are considered at high risk for developing asthma.