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Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research launched

13 May 2014

A new research centre to improve the lives of people with asthma is being launched today [13 May], bringing together experts from across the UK to find better treatments and make them available faster than ever before

The University of Bristol is one of 13 academic and NHS organisations working together to form the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research.

More than five million people in the UK are affected by asthma yet research into this life-threatening condition is chronically underfunded, taking an average of 17 years currently to develop a new asthma treatment.

Bristol University will be hosting clinical trials and also looking at how to improve people’s adherence to asthma treatments, working with colleagues in Scotland to investigate the effects of prescription charging

Read the full press release issued by the University of Bristol today (13th May) on the launch of this exciting new research centre.

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