Growing up on an Amish farm protects children against asthma by reprogramming immune cells

Apr 4, 2018
By UChicago Medicine

By probing the differences between two farming communities -- the Amish of Indiana and the Hutterites of South Dakota -- an interdisciplinary team of researchers found that specific aspects of the Amish environment are associated with changes to immune cells that appear to protect children from developing asthma.

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