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 Post subject: Exciting finding
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:58 am 
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It's not exactly at the cure level yet, but very encouraging ...

Source: Institute of Food Research
Date: July 3, 2007

Science Daily — A vital molecule for resistance to food allergy has been identified and offers a potential target for therapy.

Scientists led by Dr Claudio Nicoletti at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich have found that a molecule called Interleukin-12 (IL-12) is absent during allergic responses. Dr Nicoletti suggests that by delivering an allergen in the presence of IL-12, allergic reactions could be brought back under control.

"A food protein can be perfectly harmless to one person and lethal to another, said Dr Nicoletti. "We have identified the missing molecule that normally keeps immune responses under control and appropriate."

read more here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 084242.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:27 pm 
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very encouraging!

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I second that emotion. Very interesting indeed!

K.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:25 pm 
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Very interesting finding! Thanks for posting.

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