McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Allergen-Induced Asthma: Research

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This video explores current advancements in asthma research and suggests that more research is necessary to find a cure. It presents an overview of potential causes of asthma and explains the role of the immune system and smooth muscle in asthma attacks. It looks at the current treatment of steroid puffers and two recent developments in asthma treatment: immunotherapy and bronchial thermoplastic.

— Video by Jessica Teicher (speaker), Bushra Habib, Mary Tong and Daniel Yoo