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Photos: $8 Million in Asthma Research Grants Awarded to 12 Scientists
Date:7/8/2009

SAN FRANCISCO, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Marion O. Sandler, Chairman of the Board of the American Asthma Foundation (AAF), named twelve distinguished scientists, chosen from a pool of 327 applicants, to receive a total of $8 million in research grants. These awards are given to outstanding scientists to investigate cutting-edge approaches to improving treatments, prevention and, eventually, curing asthma. In announcing these awards, Sandler stated, "These grants reflect the AAF's emphasis on innovation as the major weapon in the fight against asthma, a disease that affects one in every 13 Americans."

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The $8 million will be allocated among awardees who will each receive up to $750,000 over a three-year period. This year's winners join the past 110 grant recipients researching potentially-groundbreaking approaches to address the asthma epidemic. As in previous years, awardees come from outstanding academic institutions in the United States and foreign countries and include a range of scientific disciplines, such as biology, aerospace engineering, immunology, and imaging. Some of the more innovative programs this year include:

    -- How the use of nanotechnology can create an instrument that will
       detect the type and severity of an asthmatic reaction to various
       environmental triggers;

    -- How a chemical released by rotten eggs may reduce the severity of
       attacks;

       and

    -- How one's nerves control airway tightening and how to modify these
       nerves to inhibit asthmatic reactions.

"The AAF approach is deemed successful by any measure
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