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A child's mix of gut bacteria may determine if they get allergies

Added: 14.02.2019 18:22 | 7 views | 0 comments

Faecal transplants from healthy children prevent mice from developing allergies, and drugs could mimic this effect in humans

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Deciphering the link between skin allergies and the gut microbiota

Added: 14.02.2019 17:48 | 0 views | 0 comments

Over the last few years, scientists have discovered connections between gut microbiota imbalances and various diseases. Now, in a study using mice, researchers have revealed a surprising relationship between a viral detection system, the composition of the gut microbiota, and the development of skin allergies. Their findings suggest potential new therapies.

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The more pets you meet as a baby, the lower your risk of allergies

Added: 12.02.2019 19:20 | 4 views | 0 comments

Children that are exposed to multiple cats and dogs in their first year of life go on to have lower rates of asthma, hay fever and eczema later in life

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Researchers breathe new life into COPD research using mouse models

Added: 31.01.2019 16:38 | 0 views | 0 comments

Researchers revealed that the immune cells basophils caused emphysema in mice with COPD-like features induced by intranasal administration of elastase. They showed that basophils, previously linked mainly to allergies and fighting parasites, initiated a cascade of reactions eventually leading to the release of excess MMP-12 and the destruction of alveolar walls. The team hopes that the findings will lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of COPD.

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