Tag: immune system

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Can Fecal Transplant Cure Peanut Allergy? Phase I Trial Underway

Can transplanting the microbiota of a healthy person to that of an allergic individual prevent allergic reactions?
Blood in Test Tube

Study: IgG Antibodies Activate Blood Platelets and Contribute to the Severity...

"This work demonstrates the potential of exploring therapeutic interventions that target platelets as means of limiting the severity of anaphylactic shock."
Breastfeeding

Study: Breastmilk Helps Protect Offspring from Food Allergies

Study supports a varied, allergen-rich diet for pregnant and nursing mothers.
Bio Research

Aptamer Effectively Prevents Allergic Reactions in Mice

The newly discovered substance binds to a specific protein and blocks it.
The Gut

Study: Immune and Nervous Systems Communicate in the Gut

Link provides another clue into the mechanisms of chronic inflammatory diseases like food allergies and asthma.

New Gene Therapy Could Retrain Immune System to ‘Forget’ Allergy

The 'memory' of an allergen could be erased using patient's own stem cells and specific genes.

New Technique May Hold Promise for Curing Food Allergies

The treatment reduced the observed symptoms of anaphylaxis and lowered other key protein markers by up to 90% in mice.
University of Helsinki

Study: People Raised in Rural Environments Less Likely to Develop Allergies

A study conducted at the University of Helsinki confirms that people who grow up in rural environments are less likely to develop autoimmune and inflammatory diseases including allergies.

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