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(KTVI) - We need a better way to control asthma and Washington University is about to begin a study and they need folks with mild asthma.

Dr. Kaharu Sumino explains the specifics.  Dr. Sumino believes a drug used to treat heart failure may help people with asthma.

This is the first large study to look at whether beta-blockers can help control mild asthma. A smaller study has shown that Nadolol was an effective treatment.

Researchers are looking for people 18-60 years old who have mild asthma. There are 14 study visits and two phone calls over 28 weeks.
The study includes a physical exam, breathing tests and a blood draw.

Monetary compensation will be provided.

For more information, visit Washington University Research Participant Registry or call 314-362-1000.