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How will the only poisonous primates on Earth cure allergies to cats?

People with allergies to cats sometimes cannothold out in the room with these furry creatures for even a few minutes. They immediately experience an allergic runny nose, sneezing, coughing, shortness of breath and other unpleasant symptoms. It is generally accepted that cats are not at fault for this at all and that a person feels bad next to them is just one of the features of his body. Recently, however, Australian scientists have suggested that the allergens that cats produce can be used by them for protection. Such an idea came to them during the study of the only poisonous primates on our planet, which are known as thick loris (Nycticebus).

Fat loris are considered the only poisonous primates on our planet.

These unusual creatures live in tropicalforests of India, Indonesia and China. Despite the fact that these animals were discovered by the French zoologist Etienne Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire back in 1812, they are still little studied. They are especially interesting because they have pretty cute faces and have sharp teeth, which are used to eat prey and scare away predators. These animals seem even more dangerous when you consider that while licking the glands hidden in the armpits, they cover their teeth with poison. But what exactly are the substances that make up the poison, which can turn a small bite into a wound covered with dead flesh?

In rare cases, a thick lory bite can lead to death.

This assumption requires evidence thatcan be provided only during further research. Be that as it may, the discovery of new substances found in the axillary glands of poisonous primates can help create vaccines against the effects of their bites. Researchers also believe that thanks to new knowledge in the future, they will be able to develop new drugs for allergies to cats.

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The results of the study werepublished in the scientific journal Toxins. On our site you can also read material about how exactly climatic changes can cause allergies. They cannot become a cause on their own, but to intensify the symptoms and make the reactions unbearable - completely.