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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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Peanut Allergy Study With Xolair: Impressive Results

A new pilot study has resulted in subjects being able to tolerate 160 to 400 times more peanut than they could at the study’s outset.

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Brave Girl’s New Food Freedom

Hannah Ianelli is a new kid these days. The 11-year-old girl from the Boston area has good reason to grin, now that she’s finished a peanut oral immunotherapy trial that involved getting shots of the asthma drug omalizumab (or Xolair). Going out for dinner with her family, eating at a friend’s house, or heading to […]

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Living Well with Food Allergy: Putting Risks and Fears into Perspective

The New York Times Magazine published an article last month called “The Allergy Buster” that has generated much discussion about food allergy and excitement for potential treatments under study.

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