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Gene editing to end cat allergies

Posted by Janet Rhodes on

  There have been some useful advances in the search for a solution to the miseries of allergic reactions to our beloved pets. A recent Allergy Best Buys blog post  looked at the promising development of  a vaccine against dog allergies. And now scientists are using cutting-edge technology to make allergic reactions to cats a thing of the past. It has been known for some time that a single gene and its protein Fel D 1 are the primary cause of 90 per cent of cat allergies. Researchers have mostly focussed on ways to neutralise the effects of the protein. But scientists at...

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Where to inject your second Epipen shot

Posted by Janet Rhodes on

Concerns are  being raised  about where to administer  adrenaline injections. Previous advice was to make the injection into the muscle on the outside of the thigh but the question being asked is whether the second dose - administered five minutes after the first if needed - should be in the same or different leg.

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Dog allergy. Promising developments for a vaccine

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A team in Japan has identified certain parts of molecules that may be responsible for causing an allergic reaction to dogs, potentially paving the way for the creation of a vaccine against dog allergies.

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How your allergy meds can contribute to greenhouse gas emissions

Posted by Janet Rhodes on

Research data shows that overuse of just one type of reliever medication in asthma is responsible for 250,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. 

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Watch the clock to control your asthma

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 A study carried out by Dr Hannah Durrington of Manchester University looked at why people with asthma have worse symptoms at night and in the early hours of the morning.

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