Provided by the American Lung Association of Minnesota, this clearinghouse of asthma links provide immediate, and accurate asthma information to people with asthma, their families, health care providers, and other professionals.
The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Attorney General
The report, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke, finds that even brief secondhand smoke exposure can cause immediate harm. The report says the only way to protect nonsmokers from the dangerous chemicals in secondhand smoke is to eliminate smoking indoors.
Genetics of Asthma Research Study
Clinical Trials.gov - A Service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health
National Asthma Campaign - United Kingdom
Asthma UK is a major funder of asthma research in the UK. Each year we spend approximately £3 million on research which includes project grants, four fellows and two professors. Asthma UK has funded nearly £30 million of basic and clinical research to date. We fund a broad research programme across the UK, aimed at understanding why people develop asthma in the first place and identifying new treatments to control and prevent asthma.
National Institutes of Health: Allergies and Infectious Diseases
Research resources, Reagent Programs and Repositories, publications and references and clinical trials are available at the National Institute of Health link. Grants and application information is also obtainable from this site. Use the search option at the site to narrow your search.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
In response to the increased prevalence of asthma, NIEHS has developed several research programs. The following are descriptions of available programs.
Primary Prevention: The EIPPAC Study
Secondary Prevention: The Inner-City Asthma Study
Risk Assessment: The National Allergen Survey
Pathogenesis & Mechanisms: The Pulmonary Pathobiology Program
Asthma Genetics: The Environmental Genome Project
Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research
Community-Based Participatory Research
Asthma Research Online
Asthma Research Online is an AUSTRALIAN based interactive website
designed to assist professionals and consumers to access current asthma
Their aim is to enhance the level of knowledge and understanding about asthma and its causes and ultimately, to find a cure by:
- Showcasing and promoting research
- Providing a resource
- Extending the networks of communication
- Raising asthma awareness
- Highlighting the need for further research
Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network
The C.A.R.E network was established in 1999 by the NHLBI. Five clinical centers and a data-coordinating center were selected to participate in this research network.
Since asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease in the U.S., the CARE Network was established to evaluate treatments for children with asthma. Over the next five years, the CARE Network will conduct several studies for children with asthma and share their findings with the health care community.