Scientists developed an experimental “universal treatment” for allergies. While still being tested, it works by wrapping allergens in a nanoparticle which sneaks it past the immune system. This helps the body understand it to be harmless. They so far successfully cured mice with egg allergies.
Scientists Use Nanoparticles to Create a ‘Universal Treatment’ for Allergies
Allergies are common—and depending on what you are allergic to and the severity of your allergies, it can be everything from a daily nuisance, to a debilitating handicap, to deadly.
Now, the promise of a ‘universal treatment’ has just come to light. The method follows a system that could potentially end all allergies by using a ‘Trojan horse’ concept that will allow our bodies to recognize common allergens as the harmless elements that they really are.
For years, scientists have tried in vain to prevent human immune systems from going haywire after being exposed to things such as pollen, animal fur, dust, etc. Their current efforts take a different approach. Instead of trying to calm the immune system, they are trying … Continue Reading (2 minute read)