Immune system changes behavior to promote allergen avoidance

Newswise — The immune system plays a key role in changing our behaviors in response to environmental dangers, a new Yale School of Medicine study finds.

Researchers found ova-allergic mice lost their avoidance behavior to the egg protein when Immunoglobulin E antibodies, produced by the immune system, were blocked.

Immune system communication plays a key role in warning the body about environmental threats and promoting avoidance.

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