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Vaccine to treat peanut allergies shows promise

Posted at 10:21 AM, Apr 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-12 14:55:45-04

Scientists are inching closer to a vaccine aimed at preventing a growing problem among kids, peanut allergies.

The research from the University of Michigan is still early, but three doses of a nasal vaccine protected the lab animals from allergic reactions for at least two weeks.

The vaccine works by changing the way immune cells respond to allergies.

The next step will be to see if the protection has a lasting effect.