NIH award to tackle early infant morbidity due to increasing incidences of food allergies

A Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher has been awarded a $1.93 million, five-year grant by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to study the impact of maternal immunoglobulin D (IgD) transferred to the fetus during pregnancy and its impact on protecting against food allergies.

New FDA-Approved Oral Immunotherapy Marks Important Milestone in Peanut Allergy Management

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Palforzia, a peanut powder product designed to help reduce peanut-induced allergic reactions.

Although Palforzia just received FDA approval, Nuvance Health allergists/immunologists have been offering oral immunotherapy (OIT) for various food allergies for five years.

By slowly increasing a person’s tolerance to an allergen over time, OIT can lower the risk of having a severe allergic reaction. This lowered risk may help reduce anxiety for kids with food allergies, as well as their family members and caregivers.