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Scientists' asthma discovery

Researchers at Cardiff University believe the discovery of fungi in healthy lungs will help develop future treatments for asthma.

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Fungi discovery helping asthma research

Researchers at Cardiff University say fungi offers new clues in treating asthma Credit: Clive Gee/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Researchers at Cardiff University say hundreds of tiny fungal particles found in the lungs of people suffering from asthma could help in developing new treatments.

It was previously thought that the lungs were sterile, but a new study undertaken by university researchers has found the presence of large numbers of fungi in healthy lungs.The researchers hope the discovery could lead to new lines of research and better treatments for sufferers in the future.

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