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Antihistamines may be next blockbuster anti-cancer drug

Scientists have established a connection between two diseases that aren’t commonly linked: allergy and cancer. The new research, published in the The Journal of Leukocyte Biology, shows that antihistamines appear to have “significant” anti-cancer properties. Specifically, antihistamines were found to interfere with the activity of myeloid derived suppressor cells, which are known to reduce the […]

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Immune system ruse nixes peanut allergy

For the first time, Northwestern University researchers have turned off a life-threatening allergic response to peanuts by tricking the immune system into thinking the nut proteins aren’t a threat to the body. Details of the preclinical study have been published in the Journal of Immunology. Northwestern’s Paul Bryce said the peanut tolerance was achieved by […]

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