Asthma research

Asthma research at the University of Newcastle focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular processes that are associated with the development and progression of respiratory diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

asthma researchThese are the two major chronic respiratory diseases in Australia, with the incidence of asthma among the highest in the world, and COPD a major cause of death. These disorders are a significant health and economic burden to the community, and are national research priority areas and diseases of global significance.

Asthma Research Capabilities

Newcastle Innovation's asthma research capabilites are focussed on the key areas of: