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Bye-bye, Allergies

New study from Australia shows science can “erase” asthma

BY June 8, 2017

A team of researchers from the University of Queensland may have found a way to successfully eliminate allergies, specifically in those who suffer from asthma.

By testing on mice, researchers erased the immune memory that lies in T-cells, immune cells that flare up when reacting to proteins in allergens. While the research is focused on asthma, the “erasing” of allergies could work for various other kinds, including peanuts, bee venom, shellfish and other allergens.

The study is still in its early phases, and human treatments are still at least five to six years away from being a possibility.



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