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Leukemia Drug Shows Surprising Promise In Treating Asthma

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News video: Leukemia Drug Shows Surprising Promise In Treating AsthmaA small-scale clinical trial from Boston suggests that a leukemia drug might also effectively treat severe asthma. According to UPI, senior researcher Dr. Elliot Israel said the medicine Gleevec reduced the "twitchiness" of airways, making them less likely to reflexively constrict when exposed to an allergen or asthma trigger. Israel said, "We showed we could decrease the amount of airway twitchiness by a third.

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