What we are studying
The purpose of this research project is to study how genes, substances and cells in respiratory secretions (lung fluids) are important in the development of severe asthma and obstructive lung disease. Genes [or DNA] are the genetic material contained in all the cells of your body, including blood cells. This genetic material affects such things as your physical features, hair, and eye color.) These studies will use different types of tests to learn more about asthma. These tests will be examined to improve our understanding of why severe asthma develops in some people.
Participants will be paid for each study component they complete.