Peanut Allergy? SCIENCE!
Scientists seem to have worked out how to fix food allergies in a mouse model, giving hope to sufferers of severe peanut allergies. Check out the article here for the full deets.
Basically, what these awesome people did is attach peanut proteins to white blood cells and then re-introduce the cells to the mice. Paul Bryce, PhD, study co-author, explained thusly:
T cells come in different 'flavors'. This method turns off the dangerous Th2 T cell that causes the allergy and expands the good, calming regulatory T cells. We are supposed to be able to eat peanuts. We've restored this tolerance to the immune system.How great is that? Science, bitches.