Proteins in breastmilk protect offspring against food allergy

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Research published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine indicates that a mother’s diet can protect nursing newborns against food allergies. Conducted by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the study offers an explanation for how breastfeeding can promote tolerance … Lire la suite

What pediatricians tell parents about early peanut introduction to prevent allergy?

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Guidelines to help parents introduce peanut-containing products to infants to prevent peanut allergies aren’t being discussed. New research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows pediatricians are not only not having the … Lire la suite

Neuro-immune crosstalk in allergic asthma Study reveals a way in which the nervous system communicates with the immune system and allergic inflammation gets amplified

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Exactly how asthma begins and progresses remain a mystery, but a team led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has uncovered a fundamental molecular cue that the nervous system uses to … Lire la suite

Allergies: Cross-reactivity between cypress pollen and peaches/citrus fruits explained (Hélène Sénéchal Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2017)

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Working in collaboration with teams from the Czech Republic and Japan, researchers from the Institut Pasteur, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), and Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM) have identified, for the first time, the likely origin of the … Lire la suite