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.


  • Lung regeneration

    ‘Chances are a surge of knowledge is coming’


    For treatments to arise, more basic knowledge is needed about COPD. To acquire this, top scientist Oliver Eickelberg put together a research team thatwas the first in the world to map the proteins in the lungs.

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  • Lung regeneration

    A shortcut to reliable repair and growth of airway cells


    Leading respiratory scientist Professor Sam Janes developed a rapid method to identify the needles in a haystack of drugs that stimulate growth of airway stem cells.

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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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