New Study Finds a Possible Cure for Peanut Allergies
Researchers are saying that they have found a possible cure to peanut allergies.
Exciting news for those with peanut allergies! Researchers are saying that they have found a possible cure to peanut allergies.
In a - pardon the pun - nuthsell, scientists believe that they've found a way to turn off life-threatening allergic reactions to peanuts and other foods by playing a "trick" on the immune system, according to a report by CBS News.The researchers studied mice that were bred to have a condition that mimics severe food allergies. They then attached peanut proteins to blood cells called leukocytes and reintroduced them into the mice's bodies. That found that when the mice were allowed to chow down on a peanut extract, there was no allergic reaction. Later, researchers also desensitized mice to egg proteins. Scientists believe that the approach could even be used to correct multiple food allergies at once.No word on how soon this new research could help people (and not just mice), but it's promising. Do you have any food allergies? Excited about this news?
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