Webley to Describe Cure for Severe Asthma in CHC Lecture

January 31, 2014

Wilmore Webley, associate professor of microbiology, will speak on “A Cure for Severe Asthma: New Hope for the Future,” on Monday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.
 
Webley’s talk explains how his laboratory research discovered a link between hard-to-control asthma and a treatable bacterium.
 
Asthma affects more than 300 million people worldwide, and almost half  have a type that does not respond well to the classic treatment of corticosteroid inhaler. Webley’s research has determined that most of those who do not respond well have Chlamydia pneumoniae bacteria in the lungs, which leads directly to lung damage. His research has confirmed that antibiotic treatment can eliminate symptoms in patients with Chlamydia-induced asthma.
 
The talk is a Commonwealth Honors College Faculty Lecture.