Food Allergy Study Turns Off Allergic Reactions in Mice
Posted Oct 13 2010 12:00am
Can the body be trained to tolerate proteins that cause food allergy reactions? Researchers at Johns Hopkins are one step closer to answering that question. They have found a way to turn off food allergy responses in mice. By feeding a modified food protein to food allergic mice, scientists discovered that the immune system was able to tolerate the offending food. Within five days, the mice were able to tolerate the food in an unmodified form!
Pretty cool, huh?
Researchers are now looking to see if there is an implication for humans. Check out the full article in Science Daily .
I love to read about this kind of progress and remain hopeful that this is another piece of the puzzle leading toward a food allergy cure.