Apr 21, 2016

Scientists just got a step closer to creating a universal allergy treatment

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Whether it’s hay fever, food allergies, or asthma that plagues you, there’s no denying that our immune system can be a real punishment when it’s not working properly.

Which is why it’s so exciting to hear that researchers might have just come up with a system that could, in theory, put an end to all allergies — simply by forcing our bodies to recognise harmless objects, such as peanuts or pollens, as friend, rather than foe.

I know what you’re thinking — that sounds too good to be true, right? Because scientists have been trying to find a way to stop our immune system freaking out over harmless things, such as cat hair and pollen, for decades, and so far, nothing’s really stuck.

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