Experimental New Treatment For Peanut Allergy In Children

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New treatment for peanut allergies

Children suffering from potentially lethal nut allergies can now live normal lives for the first time following the success of an experimental new treatment.

Doctors at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge have developed a pioneering therapy which effectively “retrains” the immune systems of patients who have food allergies so that they become desensitised to the food.

 

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Tobacco Plants Genetically Modified To Produce Medicine

Tobacco Plants Genetically Modified To Produce Medicine

Genetically modified tobacco plant 

Tobacco isn’t famous for its health benefits. But now scientists have succeeded in using genetically modified tobacco plants to produce medicines for several autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, including diabetes. The research is published in the open access journal BMC Biotechnology.

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