Oregon Teen's Trick to Avoid Cat Allergies

Swab test monitors protein levels in cats' saliva to determine if cat will spark allergies in humans.
0:50 | 06/03/13

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Now if you're allergic to cats but want one as a pet -- pay very close attention because an organ teen is about to change your life. -- of Manitoba and she volunteered at a small towns humane society both Savannah and her mom love cats but they're allergies made it impossible. Until that is it's a -- did some research and found out that it was not -- dander but rather the cat saliva that caused the reactions and as they groom themselves they're covering their body in that routine. So we're actually -- -- -- and it's not the hair so now's a ban is performing swap tests like you see here. Analyzing the saliva and finding out some of her furry friends are actually how people -- energetic. And to her that means a whole lot more adoptions the team won the celebrated Intel bio chemistry award for her idea -- should -- off to the University of California Davis in the fall.

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