August 26, 2014 | Georgie

I love trying out lots of different foods. I'm lucky that I don't have any food allergies, but many people do.

Scientists looking for a fix have reported that a group of bacteria from own our guts called clostridia could help with food allergies. When the researchers gave these bacteria to mice they found that those previously allergic to peanuts no longer responded to the nut in the same way.

Could this be the answer to worrying allergies? I hope so.


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The final goal is to develop a new allergy therapy using clostridia bacteria.


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