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  • Preventing Peanut Allergies: Consumption or Avoidance?

    Preventing Peanut Allergies: Consumption or Avoidance?0

    New developments require fundamental shifts in anti-allergy policies. Prevention of peanut allergies is a controversial issue, leaving society uncertain whether children should eat or avoid peanuts. Recent scientific studies show that peanut consumption at a young age protects against peanut allergy in children with eczema and/or an egg allergy (high-risk children). What is the effect

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  • ‘We Effectively Identified A New Autoantibody Response’

    ‘We Effectively Identified A New Autoantibody Response’1

    Dr. Trouw explains potential of Y-shaped biomarkers in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Recently, Jing Shi and colleagues from the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC, the Netherlands) found a new subset of autoantibodies which are involved in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), namely the Y-shaped proteins which tend to bind carbamylated proteins (anti-CarP antibodies). They published their findings in PNAS.

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  • Anti-HIV Antibodies May Launch New AIDS Therapies

    Anti-HIV Antibodies May Launch New AIDS Therapies0

    Nature just published two studies about new insights on AIDS. The HIV virus infects cells of the immune system causing their progressive decrease and weakening the body’s immune reactions to pathogens. As a consequence, HIV patients are much more susceptible to other infections and diseases, including cancer. Current AIDS therapies are mostly based on combinations of

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