Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Research Offers Hope for a Peanut Allergy Treatment

Researchers at the University of Glasgow have found a link between the interleukin-33 molecule and anaphylaxis. According to their findings published in the Proceedings of the National Association of Sciences, the molecule's presence increases inflammation and results in a more severe allergic reaction. Using a mouse model, researchers showed that blocking the molecule could reduce the severity of an attack; it couldn't however, stop the allergic reaction itself. Further studies on food, venom and drug-related anaphylaxis are planned.

Read the whole article here. And keep up your hope for a cure.

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