Asthma research is going on all the time in many locations around the world. To many people the phrase ‘Asthma research’ is automatically interpreted to mean scientific research directed at finding a cure for asthma. A way to prevent asthma from developing is as important as finding a cure; it is far better to stop young lungs being damaged by asthma than it is try to treat the damage once it has occurred. Research is also carried out into other therapies for asthma such as breathing exercises and whether these are effective in reducing asthma in some people. A good example of this is the research effort directed towards increasing patient compliance with medications. There are several types of medication which are known to improve asthma and which are regularly prescribed to people with asthma.