How cats and cows protect farm children from asthma

Date: July 6, 2017
Source: University of Zurich/ Science News from research organizations

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.