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Study shows that peanut proteins can remain, undegraded (ie with their full allergenicity), for 100 days if not cleaned. However, active cleaning of the surface removed all proteins. February 2013
Encouraging results in trial of sub-lingual immunotherapy for peanut allergy. Further comment here. January 2013
Socioeconomic status may be linked to childhood peanut allergy. November 2012
Researchers discover that inhibiting the activity of the enzyme Pim 1 kinase markedly reduced the allergic reaction of mice to peanuts. November 2012
Pine nut allergy is not unknown. It appears not cross react with other nuts but to be serious when it does occur. October 2012
Cross-reactivity between peanuts and other legumes can lead to serious allergic reactions – 05/12
New test that can more accurately diagnose peanut allergy – 03/12
Applying peanut extract to the skin may be an alternative method of inducing tolerance to peanuts – 05/12
Heat processing of hazelnuts in processed foods may not reduce their allergenicity to safe levels. 03/12
A combination of thermography and a nasal challenge could permit the testing of peanut allergy with a thousand times less peanut than is required in the standard oral test. 02/12
In depth study of peanut allergic consumers' response to 'may contain' labelling
Oral immunotherapy induces clinical tolerance in peanut-allergic children
Peanut allergy transferred along with lung transplantation. 12/11
Oral desensitisation for severe peanut allergy is possible, USA
Successful UK trial for peanut desensitisation
Single nut or total nut avoidance in nut allergic children: outcome of nut challenges to guide exclusion diets
Sexually transmitted allergic reaction to Brazil nuts
Peanut sensitivity increases with age
Nut-allergy sufferers face prejudice
Development and decline of peanut allergy following a lung transplant
'Peanut patch' aims to desensitise those with peanut allergy
Early weaning tied to lower peanut allergy risk in allergic families
Filaggrin gene defect may also be relevant in peanut allergy
Nut allergic children more ikely to be sensitised to sesame seeds
Nut allergic patients struggle to recognize nut types
Researchers at the US Department of Agricultural believe that they will be able to breed peanuts with significantly lower levels of allergens.
Egg and milk-allergic children more likely to develop later peanut allergy
Establishing a threshold dose for peanut allergy.
Anxiety amongst parents of peanut/hazelnut-allergic children is reduced by their children undergoing food challenges.
New, larger peanut immunotherapy trial to start at Addenbrooke's Hospital.
Intestinal worms may reduce peanut anaphylaxis. Research dating from 2002 suggests that the reaction of mice who have been infected with intestinal parasites (helminths) to peanut IgE (which would normally produce a strong anaphylactic reaction) was significantly reduced, suggesting helminths may effectively block these reactions. Journal of Immunology 2002
New blood test suggests overestimate of prevalence of peanut allergy
Sibling peanut allergy risk – 2010
Peanut allergy could soon be a thing of the past
Sniffer dogs for peanuts and mould...
Peanut immunotherapy has good long-term outcome
Disproportionately high number of Asian children living in the UK are being diagnosed with nut allergies.
Special peanut-free section set aside for allergic fans at the Camden Riversharks' ground in New Jersey.
Successful peanut immunotherapy trial
Chinese medicine formulation also offers hope of a peanut 'cure'
Peanut allergy doubles for Aussies
Peanut hysteria - or is it?
How to prevent peanut allergy – don't eat peanuts – or maybe – do eat peanuts...
More research suggesting that early exposure to peanuts may prevent allergy.
Immunotherapy for peanut allergies - and sensitisation via the skin
(06/08) via JS
Allergies to peanuts showing up in children at younger ages
Peanut allergy to be further tested in Cambridge
Skin contact with peanut does not trigger a major
reaction in peanut allergic children
Will soy cause a reaction in someone with peanut allergy?
(01/08) via JS
Cashews cause stronger reaction than peanuts
Nut allergy passed in blood transfusion
Beware the lupin
Kissing babies can trigger peanut allergy
Peanut oils in sun screens
Teens at risk
Growing out of tree nut allergies
Peanut allergy and skin creams
Chinese herbs, peanut allergy - and mice
Danger - peanut shoots
Allergenic proteins still present in both crude and refined peanut oil.
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