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From Barn to Bedside - How Farm Dust protects from Allergies | Martin Schuijs | TEDxGhent
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Added Aug 25, 2016
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Asthma is an ever increasing health problem affecting large parts of the Belgian population. But why are so many people allergic and is there anything we can do? Join Martijn Schuijs on a scientific journey into the world of allergies, the consequences of our super hygienic way of living and discover which role farm dust plays in his story.

Martijn is the winner of our annual TEDxGhent PhD/post-doc Contest! He is a 5th year PhD student in Biomedical Sciences at Ghent University, the Inflammation Research Center and the Laboratory of Immuno-regulation and Mucosal Immunology.

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