In patients with asthma, the airways narrow leading to shortness of breath, cough and asthma attacks.

This narrowing causes the squashing of the cells which leads to thickening and stiffening of the airways, making asthma less responsive to treatment. This study will investigate how this squashing and sheer stress changes the function of cells in the airways of asthma sufferers compared to healthy controls.

Project type 
Project Grant
Year of funding 
2014