Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago are a step closer to a cure for peanut allergies. By tricking the immune system of people with peanut allergies into thinking that peanut proteins are safe anaphylactic shocks are prevented.

The immune system accepted the peanut proteins as they were already attached onto white blood cells. This method should halt the allergic response to food allergies. It is hoped that this approach will work not only with food allergies but other diseases of the immune system such as multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes.

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