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Allergies No More! 'Smuggling' Allergens In Body Gets Rid Of Adverse Effects

Update Date: Apr 20, 2016 06:39 AM EDT
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Allergies such as allergic asthma will now be dealt in an unusual way by smuggling allergens into the body via a special "nanoparticle" shell. The researchers at Northwestern University come across an uncanny mode of influencing the immune system to take no notice of allergens like peanuts, as the encased food particle will set off no alarm in the body's immune system will not see it as being unhealthy, according to Northwestern

T-cells were also observed to have increased in number which means the immune system has become more stable as it accepted the shelled allergens as typical, which prevented an episode of an asthma attack.

This scientific deception has already played a role when the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body by mistakes like in the case of a celiac disease and multiple sclerosis.

Stephen Miller who spearheaded the research from the Judy Gugenheim Research Professor of Microbiology-Immunology said that "The findings represent a novel, safe and effective long-term way to treat and potentially 'cure' patients with life-threatening respiratory and food allergies. This may eliminate the need for the life-long use of medications to treat lung allergy."

Human test subjects will soon be organized but as of the moment, Miller and his colleagues began the study of "smuggling" allergens with the use of mice. 

An egg protein which was the allergen of choice was directed into the air passageways of mice with protein allergies wherein after being treated with the nanoparticle allergen their allergic response was brought to an end. 

The approach will bring in the dismissal of the necessity for a person with allergies to stop using medications as it is a universal treatment. The treatment will be influenced by what allergy a person wants to finally get rid of as it is easy to load up the nanoparticle with pollen or peanut protein.

Elimination of allergies has been in a constant endorsement by researchers, early last April, a French biopharmaceutical company had also developed a product akin to a nicotine patch which promises to help children allergic to peanuts, according to AOL.

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