Study shows promise against peanut, other food allergies – Chicago Sun-Times

11 Oct

Study shows promise against peanut, other food allergies – Chicago Sun-Times.

A new preclinical study is raising hope of a potential cure for peanut and other food allergies, having found a way to turn off a body’s life-threatening allergic response to peanuts.

The study by researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine achieved peanut tolerance by attaching peanut proteins onto blood cells and reintroducing them to the body — tricking the immune system into thinking the proteins pose no threat.

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