Cat allergy research offers hope of possible cure

British scientists say they have discovered how cats trigger allergies in people, raising hopes for a possible cure to the feline-caused affliction.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they have found a protein in cat dander — or dead skin cells — that interacts with a chemical in the human body to cause allergy symptoms, which can range from itching and sneezing to asthma attacks.

British scientists say they have discovered how cats trigger allergies in people, raising hopes for a possible cure to the feline-caused affliction.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they have found a protein in cat dander — or dead skin cells — that interacts with a chemical in the human body to cause allergy symptoms, which can range from itching and sneezing to asthma attacks.

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