Even today So, these children are at risk of long-term damage to their lung,’ says Dr. Ducharme. Related StoriesDifferent types of asthma respond differently to fresh experimental treatmentCHOP's Buerger Middle for Advanced Pediatric Care celebrates grand openingBoston Children's and Rock Health synergy to accelerate development of pediatric health technologiesThe importance of diagnosis In many cases, asthmatic children are wrongly diagnosed while having bronchitis or pneumonia. ‘That is why it's necessary to diagnose the causes of childhood wheezing correctly,’ Dre Sze Man Tse says. ‘In other cases, due to a lack of details, doctors hesitate to prescribe long-term treatment, and parents hesitate to administer it.A written report on the discovery, published in the Dec. 5 problem of Science, also suggests that a normal immune system is critical for avoiding the development of common types of cancers. According to researchers, sufferers with scleroderma frequently make immune proteins or antibodies to some other protein, called RPC1. These antibodies are thought to cause the organ damage characteristic of the condition, and the reason behind this antibody production has remained unknown. The Johns Hopkins team demonstrated that cancers from most patients with serious scleroderma acquired a mutation in a gene called POLR3A, which codes for RPC1.