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31 - 10 - 2016

Vaccination protects mice against all asthma models

Asthma affects more and more people and the decreasing exposure of children to the natural environment appears to be playing a role in this evolution. Researchers therefore sought out to replace this exposure with a vaccination in mice models for asthma. They used the three asthma models available: mites, fungi and cockroach waste. In all three cases, they managed to suppress the occurrence of asthma.

These discoveries help understand that this vaccine is based on B cells, and to be effective, it should be administered, probably before the age of 2 in children. However, the conditions and if this promising research will be applied to human medicine.