What if we could teach an infant’s body to tolerate allergens, thus preventing allergies in that infant’s life? Sounds far-fetched, but it’s not anymore, thanks to recent study in mice. Researchers at Montreal Children’s Hospital from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) gave an inhibitor peptide, STAT6-IP, to neonatal mice by nose drops. They later tried to induce allergies in the mice by exposing them to allergens. But, since the mice’s immune system had learned to tolerate the allergens, they didn’t develop allergies!
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