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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:56 am 
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Location: Ottawa
Well now, this is exciting! In the very early stages of research I would imagine but still...

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have announced a breakthrough approach to allergy treatment that inhibits food allergies, drug allergies and asthmatic reactions without suppressing a sufferer’s entire immunological system.

The therapy centers on a special molecule the researchers designed, a heterobivalent ligand (HBL), which when introduced into a person’s bloodstream can, in essence, out-compete allergens like egg or peanut proteins in their race to attach to mast cells, a type of white blood cell that is the source of type-I hypersensitivity (that is, allergy). ... e-effects/

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:32 am 

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:40 am
Posts: 431
Location: Alberta, Canada
This is what us allergy sufferers dream about. One day.

Me-Allergic to Peanut, Tree Nut, Coconut, Shellfish, ASA and Asthma
My Husband and Children No Allergies

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:02 pm 

Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:38 pm
Posts: 958
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Susan, Thank you for posting this. It's wonderful to hear of the research going on towards various possible therapies/cures! Can't wait for the day when we hear there really is a cure!!

16 yr old daughter: no health issues
13 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, egg, fish, sesame,sunflower,mustard,poppy seeds, peas, carrots, some fruits, instructed to avoid legumes(except soy & green beans),pollen, cats, horses, cold urticaria

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