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Results of New Study Offers Potential Clues About How Peanut Allergy Emerges

22 Jun

They keyed in on the immune cells that respond to the peanut allergen, and learned that these lymphocytes appear to carry a surface marker – an “address” offering clues about where the peanut allergen was first encountered. They found different markers depending on whether the exposure occurred through the skin (environmental exposure) or through the gut, and learned that the marker for skin was associated with a peanut allergy diagnosis.

Study Funded by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

Study Uncovers Link Between Peanut Oil in Baby Lotion and Peanut Allergies

15 Apr

Study Uncovers Link Between Peanut Oil in Baby Lotion and Peanut Allergies.

Among the many discoveries to arise from the wealth of data collected was the association between peanut oil in baby lotion and the rise of peanut allergies.

New Research Offers Insight Into Why Peanut Allergies Develop

6 Apr

New Research Offers Insight Into Why Peanut Allergies Develop.

via peanutallergy.com

A study funded by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (or FAAN) recently uncovered potential clues to why peanut allergies develop in some children, but not others. Researchers are trying to answer this question in order to learn how to prevent peanut allergies from occurring in the first place.

Researchers at the Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, looked at the blood cells of children with peanut allergy and compared them to children who are not allergic to peanuts. They keyed in on the immune cells that respond to the peanut allergen, and learned that these lymphocytes appear to carry a surface marker – an “address” offering clues about where the peanut allergen was first encountered. They found different markers depending on whether the exposure occurred through the skin (environmental exposure) or through the gut, and learned that the marker for skin was associated with a peanut allergy diagnosis.

Researchers Develop New, More Accurate Test For Peanut Allergy Diagnosis

26 Mar

Researchers Develop New, More Accurate Test For Peanut Allergy Diagnosis. via PeanutAllergy

Australian researchers have recently developed a new way of conducting peanut allergy tests that promises to be less invasive and more accurate than previously used methods. The researchers, from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne, set out to develop a test that was simpler and less risky than an oral food challenge.

 

A future without food allergies? Quite possibly.

19 Nov

A charming explanation of the recent development in research into treatment for peanut allergy.

via trynerdy

This is the part where science fixes everything: researchers at Northwestern Universityhave developed a technique that effectively cures peanut allergies in mice, and would presumably work in humans as well. Not only that, but the technique could easily be applied to eradicate an allergy to eggs, or strawberries, or shellfish…whatever your immune system has been keeping you from enjoying.

Thanks, science.

Is There A Link Between Food Allergies And Stomach Flu?

16 Nov

Is There A Link Between Food Allergies And Stomach Flu?.

According to researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin, there is a possible link between norovirus (a virus that commonly causes ‘stomach flu’ or ‘food poisoning’) and food allergies. As reported byExaminer, the researchers studied mice who had been infected with norovirus. 

 

via peanutallergy

Food Challenges Provide Best Allergy Diagnoses: Study: MedlinePlus

9 Nov

Food Challenges Provide Best Allergy Diagnoses: Study: MedlinePlus.

 Too few American doctors use oral food challenges to diagnose food allergies even though this type of test is considered the gold standard, according to a new study.

Researchers surveyed about 40,000 children and identified 3,339 cases of food allergy. However, only 61.5 percent of the cases were formally diagnosed by a doctor and only about 15 percent of those children underwent an oral food challenge.

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.

Researchers engineer new way to inhibit allergic reactions without side effects | R&D Mag

8 Oct

Researchers engineer new way to inhibit allergic reactions without side effects | R&D Mag.

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have announced a breakthrough approach to allergy treatment that inhibits food allergies, drug allergies and asthmatic reactions without suppressing a sufferer’s entire immunological system.

“Unlike most current treatments, this approach prevents allergic reactions from occurring in the first place,” says Basar Bilgicer, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and chemistry and biochemistry and principal investigator in Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics initiative.

Allergies: A Leickly Story » Oral Food Allergy Challenges

8 Oct

Allergies: A Leickly Story » Oral Food Allergy Challenges.

Conclusions- the authors concluded that in the absence of a history of anaphylaxis, the primary reliance on serum food-specific IgE testing to establish the need for a food elimination diet is not sufficient, especially within the population of children with atopic dermatitis. Oral food challenges are indicated to confirm the presence of a food allergy.