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Scientists unearth cell 'checkpoint' that stops allergic diseases

20:00 EDT 8 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(Trinity College Dublin) Scientists from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the regulation of immune cells that play a pivotal role in allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema. They have identified a 'checkpoint' manned by these immune cells that, if barred, can halt the development of the lung inflammation associated with allergies.

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