Accelerating a medical breakthrough for 500 million lung patients

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Back to nature: how farm milk prevents asthma

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Stem cells have the brilliant ability to repair what’s lost

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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. Already, COPD is the third cause of death worldwide. 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.


  • Asthma prevention

    How worms inspire the prevention and new treatments of asthma


    Dr. Henry McSorley of the University of Dundee (Scotland) tries to use the trick of parasitic worms to find solutions for asthma.

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  • Lung regeneration

    Newly discovered stem cell brings COPD-research big step forward


    Prof.dr. Ed Morrisey (University of Pennsylvania, VS) found a new stem cell in human lungs. 'It has a critical role in maintaining the alveoli and is altered in lung disease.

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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.


Chronic lung disease causes 10.000 deaths each day


500 million people suffer from chronic lung disease


2.800 children hospitalized with breathing difficulties each year

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