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Environmental, genetic and immunological determinatns of allergic and autoimmune diseases

English title Environmental, genetic and immunological determinatns of allergic and autoimmune diseases
Applicant Braun-Fahrländer Charlotte
Number 117557
Funding scheme Scientific Conferences
Research institution Institut für Sozial- und Präventivmedizin Universität Basel Swiss TPH
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology
Start/End 01.03.2007 - 30.06.2007
Approved amount 5'000.00
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Keywords (3)

Allergy; Autoimmune disease; Environment

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary
Contact with bacteria as a child can protect you from allergic diseases! A long-recognised concept in allergy research (the Hygiene hypothesis) is now also being discussed in relation to auto-immune diseases. The increase in the prevalence of allergies in the last century has been mirrored by a rise in auto-immune diseases - both trends in a century in which developed countries significantly raised their hygiene standards. These developments are the reason for a recent conference of experts, from both the allergy and the auto-immune research fields, who met to discuss the latest research findings and possible prevention strategies.
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