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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 7:25 am 
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A skin patch developed by two French pediatricians may cure thousands of people suffering from deadly peanut allergies, the Daily Mail reports.

Researchers believe the patch, developed to educate the body so it does not over-react to peanut exposure, presents one of the best possible ways of treating a life-threatening reaction to peanuts.

The device, which releases small doses of peanut oil under the skin, is currently in human safety trials in Europe and the United States, according to the Daily Mail.

One of the patch’s inventors, Dr. Pierre-Henri Benhamou, a senior consultant at Saint-Vincent de Paul hospital in Paris, told the Daily Mail: 'We envisage that the patch would be worn daily for several years and would slowly reduce the severity of accidental exposure to peanuts.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/05/2 ... z1Npm0XfuD

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