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Virtual lung models set to personalise asthma and COPD treatment

On World Asthma Day 2011 (3 May)A team of international experts are set to develop a pioneering tool to help tailor the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as part of a new EU project. The 5-year AirPROM* project, which is being launched this month (May 2011), will create computed and physical models of the whole airways system, to help scientists and doctors predict how patients might react to different treatments.

Breda Flood (EFA), said: “This new model will help us to visualise activity in our lungs and see how our illness affects our breathing. By gaining an insight into how specific treatments will work, patients will have a better understanding of how to manage their condition in the future.” EFA-AirPROM release

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