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2014-10-08 23:01:02

Many children may become allergic to peanuts before they first eat them, and skin exposure may contribute to early sensitization, according to a study in mice led by Mount Sinai researchers and published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Early in the process of developing an allergy, skin exposure to food allergens contributes to "sensitization", which means the immune system in the skin becomes reactive to proteins in foods such as peanuts. New York, New York...

Food Allergy Oral Immunotherapy More Effective When Paired With Asthma Drug Omalizumab
2014-03-01 04:56:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from Stanford University and Johns Hopkins Medical School has shown that an asthma drug can be used to help desensitize people to several food allergens all at once, according to a new report in the journal Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology. The new findings expand on previous research from the same team that showed a technique called oral immunotherapy could be used to desensitize someone to multiple food...

2011-05-02 20:36:50

Atopic dermatitis is a form of eczema that is caused by an inappropriate inflammatory response in the skin. Many children with atopic dermatitis also have food allergies, and skin contact with food allergens can make their atopic dermatitis worse. It is unclear why this occurs, but it has been suggested that immune cells known as T cells that are sensitized by exposure to food allergens in the gut are responsible. Raif Geha and colleagues, at Harvard Medical School, Boston, have now generated...

2009-12-01 08:15:00

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today that it has acquired the BioKits food safety business of San Diego, Calif.-based Gen-Probe Incorporated (Nasdaq: GPRO). The acquisition includes more than 50 test kits for food allergens, meat and fish speciation, and plant genetics. Gen-Probe acquired the BioKits business through its acquisition of Tepnel Life Sciences plc in April 2009. Gen-Probe elected to divest the food safety business...

2008-08-22 15:00:38

As part of an ongoing effort to increase consumer awareness about common food allergens, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is distributing the attached allergen fact sheets for Eggs and Peanuts. The information highlights the symptoms of an allergic reaction and addresses key information about the specific allergens. You can view this fact sheet, along with additional food safety information, on the CFIA website at www.inspection.gc.ca/consumer. Thank you for helping us get these...

2008-07-23 15:01:19

The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, today announced increased protection for Canadians with food allergies by introducing new labelling requirements for food allergens, gluten sources and added sulphites contained in prepackaged foods. Health Canada also announced the launch of several allergy studies, including a large national study of food allergy prevalence, and two studies on the dietary habits and coping skills of people with celiac disease who are on a gluten-free diet....


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