Both these two conditions are rampant all over the globe and though different, both the conditions have a common feature of gradual stiffening and thickening of the airway wall. This is called remodeling and it leads to airflow limitation that is not well reversible. So far, there has been no treatment of remodeling.The institute claims to have shown an innovative way (breakthrough) to address airway remodeling pharmacologically. This may change the face of treatment of these two common and debilitating diseases.
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