Thursday, 6 July 2017

How cats and cows protect farm children from asthma

Date:  July 6, 2017
Source:  University of Zurich
 
Summary:  It is a known fact that microbes on farms protect children from asthma and allergies. But even non-microbial molecules can have a protective effect. Immunologists have shown that a sialic acid found in farm animals is effective against inflammation of lung tissue. This study opens up a wide variety of perspectives for the prevention of allergies.  
 

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