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How Science Works: Asthma on the Run

From Teachers TV, this takes a look into the research of biochemist Ceri Harrop. She specialises in respiratory medicine and developing new treatments for people with breathing difficulties.

As part of Ceri's research, she meets with 400m runner Wayne Ashall who suffers from asthma. Ceri and Wayne carry out a spirometry test, a common test to diagnose lung function. This allows the results from a non-asthma sufferer with a person who has the condition.

Ceri dissects a set of animal lungs to explain how they work and the effects of asthma on the lungs. She discusses the symptoms and treatments as well as possible future developments in treatments for asthma.

A connected programme, Using Asthma on the Run, shows how this video has been used in a lesson about asthma and lung function.

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