The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation funded a research project by Dr Billy Tao, at Flinders University, titled ‘A new oral immunotherapy treatment for nut allergy: translational research and pilot study’.
Approximately 2% of Australian children are allergic to nuts. This study sought to provide the foundation for a new therapy with minimal or no adverse reactions that will allow children to be safe from accidental ingestion of nuts. The project combined laboratory-based proteomic and immunologic investigations with a clinical pilot study to confirm the safety and efficacy of this new treatment method.
Seven News reporter, Megan Roberts, reported on Dr Billy Tao’s 2014 CRF grant – Please click on this link to view the story.

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