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[MD] Researchers Find Possible Cure for Peanut Allergies

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"Their immune system saw the peanut protein as perfectly normal because it was already presented on the white blood cells," Bryce said. "Without the treatment, these animals would have gone into anaphylactic shock."
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Finally, some discoveries in this field... I work at a box plan that makes Nestle cases and the crap we have to go through to be considered a "nut free environment" is almost unrealistic. I know it presents a threat to someone with these allergies but the odds of me eating a peanut butter sandwich then touching a box, then some one else with peanut allergy touching that same box in that same spot is probably lower than winning the lottery.
I'm sure it is very frustrating when your literal kyptonite is a single peanut and I hope for those effected with severe allergic reactions this actually amounts to something.
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I have a fatal nut allergy, so this makes me happy! It's frustrating when even lettuce "may contain nuts"...

I'm getting immunotherapy now to hayfever right now! So hopefully I can shed all my weaknesses.
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I can finally get what the hype about a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich is! And Nutella!
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It's highly surprising how many food items have the disclaimer 'may contain nuts'- mostly because they make good filler to help food factories make cheaper food I imagine. Or because peanut oils can be used to help fry or process foods somewhere along the line. Just that little bit is all it takes to send most (allergic)people into shock or immediately to the hospital at least.
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I can finally get what the hype about a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich is! And Nutella!
peanut-butter sucks
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peanut-butter sucks
This. You aren't missing anything with nuts, although I always want to buy a bag of those cinnamon almonds they have at fairs because they smell SO GOOD!
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This. You aren't missing anything with nuts, although I always want to buy a bag of those cinnamon almonds they have at fairs because they smell SO GOOD!
peanut butter is one of the tastiest healthy snacks there is, i wish i could take rep away from u lol
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peanut butter is one of the tastiest healthy snacks there is, i wish i could take rep away from u lol
Yeah I know, most everyone I know would say the same thing. I like the texture because they can add a great crunch to something but taste-wise I can't get into the nut or its butter brother
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Great news for people with peanut allergies

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I have a fatal nut allergy, so this makes me happy! It's frustrating when even lettuce "may contain nuts"...
I have a jar of peanut butter that said "May contain nuts" on the side I hope it does lol
    
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What has always concerned me was the rate at which these allergies seemed to increase. When I was going to grade school 80% of the sandwiches were peanut butter and I never once saw or heard of anyone having a reaction and now it seems like 1/10 people is effected. Peanuts are essentially banned from most public spaces, and if they are not banned they have to post warning all over the place, it's as if no smoking signs were just redrawn into no nut signs.
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