Skin patch to treat peanut allergy shows benefit in children

NIH-funded study suggests patch is safe, convenient mode of treatment. ...

Newborn Gut Microbiome Predicts Later Allergy and Asthma, Study Finds

Microbial Byproducts Link Particular Early-Life Gut Microbes to Immune Dysfunction ...

Risks in your food

Food allergies have been on the increase for years. There is currently only one solution for patients: avoid allergy-triggering products. Fraunhofer researchers are making an important contribution to consumer protection by developing methods to specifically and reliably detect allergenic substances in foods. In addition, they are helping to establish processes that reduce the allergy-triggering properties of food ingredients. Their research work focuses on soy. ... Full story

Response to House Dust Mites is Age-Dependent

Neuherberg - In adults with a house dust mite allergy, a cascade of inflammatory signals on the surface of the airways leads to airway remodeling. This process cannot be influenced by standard cortisone therapy. Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich have reported these findings in the latest issue of the ‘Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology’. ... Full story

Infant gut microbiota linked to milk allergy resolution

Cow’s milk allergy is the most common food allergy in young children, affecting 2-3%. A child may have to live with the limitations imposed by ... Full story

Peanut allergy prevention strategy does not impact growth or nutrition

The primary results of the LEAP trial, published in 2015 showed that consumption of peanut from infancy led to an 81 percent relative reduction in subsequent development of the allergy compared to avoiding peanut altogether. Although an effective strategy for the prevention of peanut allergy in high-risk infants, regular peanut consumption from infancy and throughout early childhood could have unexpected consequences for growth and nutrition. ... Full story

Genomics study points to origins of pollen allergens

A joint University of Adelaide-Shanghai Jiao Tong University study has provided the first broad picture of the evolution and possible functions in the plant of pollen allergens. ... Full story

Thumb-sucking and nail-biting children show fewer allergies in later life

Children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may be less likely to develop allergies, according to a new University of Otago study. ... Full story

New Gene Therapy Protects Against Peanut Allergy

A new gene therapy developed by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine could eventually prevent the life-threatening effects of peanut allergy with just a single dose, according to a new pre-clinical study. ... Full story

Diet high in fibre and vitamin A key to preventing allergies to peanuts and other triggers

Eating a diet rich in fibre can actually shape the immune system to reduce allergies to substances such as peanuts, new research shows. The study, published today, suggests that a simple bowl of bran and some dried apricots in the morning could prevent allergies. It also reveals how the immune system works with the good bacteria in the gut to help protect against life-threatening allergic responses. ... Full story

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