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Accelerate groundbreaking research

We all hope and dream to live long, healthy lives. But severe chronic lung diseases such as COPD and asthma threaten this dream for 500 million people worldwide. Within 10 years, COPD will be the third cause of death worldwide according to the WHO. One day, researchers will find cures and preventive treatments. Crucial solutions that can and will become available much sooner when we join forces internationally. LONGFONDS | Accelerate has made this possible. Join us today.

Updates

  • Asthma prevention

    ‘My ultimate dream? Preventing asthma in children’

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    Hermelijn Smits hopes that we will find ways to prevent. Her focus is on a treatment to protect children from developing asthma.

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  • Lung regeneration

    'Now is when the really great stuff can happen'

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    The Lung Regeneration Consortium enters a new phase. Prof.dr. Carla Kim looks back and explains why she is excited about the near future research.

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Research projects

LONGFONDS | Accelerate focuses on asthma prevention and lung regeneration. Find out more about the groundbreaking research and the great promise.

Impact

Chronic lung disease causes 10.000 deaths each day

worldwide

500 million people suffer from chronic lung disease

worldwide

2.800 children hospitalized with breathing difficulties each year

in the Netherlands

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