Last month, a new study on how microorganisms prevent #Respiratory Diseases was published in “The #Astrophysical Journal Letters.” Professor Fabrice Bureau at the University of Liege reveals that exposure to microbes prevents asthma. The source of his inspiration is the study published in “The Astrophysical Journal Letters.” He says the disease is caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, and inflammation is an immune response. Health expert believes that incidence of asthma increases steadily, and the main reason is the excessive level of hygiene in our environment. Fabrice believes that exposure to microbes could protect against allergies, including asthma.

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Role of bacterial DNA

Professor Fabrice Bureau says that bacterial DNA could amplify pulmonary macrophages. It naturally makes them immunosuppressive. Microorganisms play a significant role in strengthening our immune system. People who live in a healthy environment develop more respiratory diseases than people who live in unhygienic environments. This discovery offers a promising prospect for the development of drugs based on the role of microbes.

Microbes are beneficial

Professor Lynch John says in the journal “Nature Medicine” that he analyzed the gut bacteria of over 100 patients, and examined their stool samples. He believes that microbes such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi pass from mothers to babies during birth. The environment plays a significant role in the health of infants.

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A newborn may develop asthma if his mother lives in hygienic environment. Researcher divided babies into three groups. One of the groups, composed of 20 babies, had more allergic reactions than the other groups. Lynch says that allergies are common in children who live in a sterile environment. He believes that exposure to an unhealthy environment is sometimes good for health as it strengthens our immune system. He will publish his findings in “Immunity.”

Professor Fabrice Bureau teams up with Dr. Thomas Marichal at the University of Liege to find out how to prepare drugs for asthma using DNA. Scientists say that they tested synthetic compounds mimicking bacterial DNA. The research reveals that bacterial DNA is non-toxic to patients with asthma. Fabrice aims to use microorganisms in medicines at a large scale.