07/12/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
New York – A new study could help individuals who suffer with severe peanut allergy. As reported by Reuters, the experimental therapy could help make allergic reactions less fatal for sufferers, according to German and U.S. researchers from the University Hospital Charite in Berlin and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
As noted in the report, study participants were given peanuts in small doses to assist them in developing a tolerance for the nut proteins. Dr. Wayne Shreffler, an investigator on the study, is quoted by Reuters as stating of the potential for the findings, “The glass is half full… There’s evidence there may have been a permanent shift, but we haven’t proven that yet. We’ve only taken the first step.”
More information about the study may be available in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
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