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DECEMBER 2015 NEWS ALLERGY HIGHLIGHTS

12/6/2015:  World Allergy Organization Met in Florida, USA

Thirty-nine countries participated in the Food Allergy and Microbiome conference in December.  "We are just at the very beginning of understanding the role of the microbiome in health and disease. The field of food allergy offers a unique opportunity to evaluate the microbiome given the focus of this disease on the GI tract," states Alan Landay, PhD [1]

12/16/2015:  Melbourne Australian Company working on Peanut Vaccine

Aravax has been awarded $4.85 million to fast-track the clinical development of a peanut allergy vaccine by using carefully selected fragments of peanut proteins to switch off allergic reactions. [2]

[1] http://www.worldallergy.org/symposium2015/

[2]  http://allergenbureau.net/melbourne-group-to-fast-track-peanut-allergy-vaccine/

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