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OIT Gets Ready for Prime Time

Peanut oral immunotherapy in a capsule is close to approval, bringing hope — not of a cure — but of lives lived with less vulnerability. FOR MORE than seven years, Alex lived like most kids with peanut allergies: he strictly avoided the legumes. His mom, Sarah Thomas, read food labels, grilled restaurant staff, and sent safe cupcakes for Alex […]

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Brave Pioneers: The Families in Food Allergy Trials

They’re the courageous food allergy parents and children testing therapies still in the experimental stages.

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Drug Xolair Significantly Cuts Down Reactions in Milk Allergy OIT

Patients taking the drug had one-third the number of reactions of a placebo group while doing OIT

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The MD Training Baby’s Immune System Not to Be Allergic

Dr. Brian Vickery was interested in cardiology before he spent time as a pediatric resident in New York City. There, it seemed like every other patient he saw had eczema, asthma, or some other allergic problem. He became fascinated by the allergy epidemic and how little is known about the underlying immunological mechanisms of allergy, […]

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OIT More Successful in Babies, New Study Finds

Testing OIT in such a young population has never been done before, but results show that it’s worth it.

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Probiotics and OIT Prove a Promising Combo for Peanut Allergy

Study author Mimi Tang says these results could lead to effective treatment for peanut allergies.

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Toward Peanut Allergy Tolerance: Q&A with Dr. Mimi Tang

Researchers in Australia have introduced a game-changing idea in the hunt for a peanut allergy cure. They combined a large daily dose of specific probiotics with oral immunotherapy to find out whether this would effectively treat peanut allergy.

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Tech Mogul Sean Parker Pledges $24 Million to Find Allergy Cure

Parker and Dr. Kari Nadeau are aiming for a therapy that takes only one or two treatments, retrains the immune system – and lasts.

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How Many Peanuts A Day to Keep Allergy Away?

Two studies focused on peanut OIT have found possible answers to key research questions.

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First Long-Term Study of Peanut Therapy Shows Lasting Protection

A new study has proven for the first time that oral immunotherapy for peanut can provide lasting beneficial results.

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