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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...

2014-09-17 23:07:45

The $255,000 award will help ITI conduct vaccine validation studies over one year Hershey, PA & Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it won a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to support the continued preclinical development of a multi-nut allergy immunotherapy. The award will provide ITI with approximately $255,000 over one year to conduct vaccine validation studies. Tree nuts, a leading cause of food allergy, affect...

2014-08-31 23:00:39

For years, the standard medical advice for nut allergy sufferers has simply been to avoid nuts; however, a treatment known as sublingual immunotherapy ("oral drops") is helping patients reduce their sensitivity to nuts. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Stuart Agren, M.D., founder of the Family Allergy Clinic in Mesa, Arizona, prescribes sublingual immunotherapy to help his patients struggling with food allergies, which now includes tree nut allergies. Dr. Agren said that it has...

2014-08-28 12:29:18

Food desensitization trial could mean new hope for children with peanut allergies HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For children with food allergies, a trace amount of a substance can trigger deadly anaphylaxis within minutes of ingestion - the fear of which can be life altering for many families. To give hope to these patients and their families, researchers at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are embarking on a landmark peanut immunotherapy...

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2014-06-20 08:42:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The fastest growing allergy in the world right now is to peanuts. Reactions run the gamut from a slightly swollen tongue to severe, and potentially fatal anaphylaxis. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) says that allergy to peanuts is on the rise in children, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that nearly 4 million Americans have the allergy. There may be an answer on the horizon, however....

2014-06-17 23:08:05

The milestone brings the company one step closer to an immunotherapy that could eradicate peanut allergy, one of the leading causes of death from food reactions. Hershey, PA & Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Vaccine leader Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. (ITI) announced that it has successfully completed a model animal therapeutic and prophylactic study protocol for ARA-LAMP-vax, a breakthrough treatment that mitigates peanut allergy. The milestone brings the company one step closer...

2014-05-30 23:02:41

Until now, the only option for egg allergy sufferers was simply to avoid eggs. But sublingual immunotherapy is now being used by Family Allergy Clinic to help patients build up an immunity to egg proteins. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 For those with an egg allergy, they have probably been dished the standard advice: Avoid eggs! But with eggs lurking in baked goods, pasta, canned soup, marshmallows and more, this is easier said than done. But a treatment known as sublingual...

2014-05-30 23:02:38

Egg allergy is the second most common childhood allergy, yet avoidance has typically been the only solution. Sublingual allergy drops are changing this by helping patients build up an immunity to egg proteins and other food allergens. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Egg allergy is the second most common allergy in children. Yet, as with other food allergies, there have not historically been any good options for dealing with egg allergy except to simply avoid eggs altogether. But...

Children Who Outgrow Allergies May Have Severe Recurrences
2014-03-03 09:02:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Children who outgrow a food allergy are not always out of the woods. In some cases, an allergy to the same food can return, often becoming more severe and more persistent. Pediatric allergy experts with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have reached out to healthcare providers and caregivers, asking them to carefully monitor children with food allergies for early signs of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a severe and...

Oral Immunotherapy Alters DNA Of Those With Peanut Allergies
2014-02-01 06:31:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists with Stanford University are finding that healing a peanut allergy with oral immunotherapy alters the DNA of the patient's immune cells. The finding could serve as the basis for a simple blood test to monitor the long-term effectiveness of the allergy therapy. Allergy scientists are currently performing clinical trials of doctor-supervised immunotherapy involving peanut-allergy sufferers taking escalating amounts of peanut...


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