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

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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).

http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/26774-resea ... e-effects/

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:32 am 
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This is what us allergy sufferers dream about. One day.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:02 pm 
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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!!

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