Food Allergy Research

Report from AAAAI: FARE Funding Fuels Fundamental and Clinical Research

FARE representatives and many FARE-funded researchers are in Atlanta this weekend for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Over 800 studies published by more than 3000 authors are being presented at AAAAI 2017. Thousands of allergists, immunologists, allied health professionals, research scientists and others are attending. Sunday’s presentations included… Continue reading Report from AAAAI: FARE Funding Fuels Fundamental and Clinical Research

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Report from AAAAI: Poster Snapshots, March 4, 2017

FARE representatives and many FARE-funded researchers are in Atlanta this weekend for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Over 800 studies published by more than 3000 authors are being presented at AAAAI 2017. Thousands of allergists, immunologists, allied health professionals, research scientists and others are attending. Among the projects… Continue reading Report from AAAAI: Poster Snapshots, March 4, 2017

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In Babies Treated for Eczema, Early Introduction to Egg Limits Egg Allergy Prevalence

A clinical trial conducted in Japan and published online in The Lancet (Dec. 8, 2016) found that the development of egg allergy in infants with eczema was dramatically reduced by aggressive eczema treatment combined with regular consumption of heated whole-egg powder. The prevalence of egg allergy was 79 percent lower among one-year-olds who had eaten… Continue reading In Babies Treated for Eczema, Early Introduction to Egg Limits Egg Allergy Prevalence

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New NIAID Guidelines Recommend Peanut-Containing Foods for Infants to Prevent Peanut Allergy

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has issued clinical guidelines recommending introduction of peanut-containing foods during infancy to limit the risk of developing peanut allergy. Published Jan. 5, 2017 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the new NIAID Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States… Continue reading New NIAID Guidelines Recommend Peanut-Containing Foods for Infants to Prevent Peanut Allergy

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Omalizumab (Xolair) Facilitates Rapid Oral Desensitization for Peanut Allergy

A blinded, controlled study on the use of omalizumab (Xolair) in oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy is currently in press at the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Funded largely by FARE, the multi-center Phase 2 trial PRROTECT (Peanut Reactivity Reduced by Oral Tolerance in an Anti-IgE Clinical Trial) tested whether the drug could improve… Continue reading Omalizumab (Xolair) Facilitates Rapid Oral Desensitization for Peanut Allergy

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New Study: Young Children With Food Allergies Are More Likely to Develop Asthma or Rhinitis

A recent study published in BioMed Central Pediatrics (August 2016) reports that young children diagnosed with food allergy are at increased risk of also developing respiratory allergies during the first five years of life. This finding comes from reviewing the electronic medical records of children who received care from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)… Continue reading New Study: Young Children With Food Allergies Are More Likely to Develop Asthma or Rhinitis

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New Study: Antibiotics in Early Life Linked to Greater Likelihood of Food Allergy

In 2014, researchers reported that in comparison to untreated mice, newborn mice treated with antibiotics produced higher levels of allergen-specific IgE and IgG1 antibodies when sensitized with peanut allergen. Now a new study published in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology (Aug. 2016) has linked antibiotic use during infancy with increased odds of developing food allergy… Continue reading New Study: Antibiotics in Early Life Linked to Greater Likelihood of Food Allergy