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Thor relaxes on our deck.

A research team from Cambridge University discovered how cat-related allergens are detected by the immune system, which could lead to the development of new treatments, the BBC reported.

Researchers said this is “a big step forward” in the understanding of cat allergies.

The team examined proteins from cat dander, which is the most common culprit when it comes to cat allergies.

They were able to pinpoint the pathway of the body activated by the allergen when in the presence of a bacterial toxin. Read more. HNGN

Are you or anyone in your family allergic to cats? How about dogs?

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