Recent Discoveries & Advances

Research takes time. In a disease with stakes as high as food allergy, each discovery in the lab or clinic adds to the foundation of critical knowledge that will ultimately lead to life-changing breakthroughs for patients and their families. Learn more about some of our recent work contributing to the advancement of food allergy research.

“We’re changing the way the immune cells respond upon exposure to allergens [...] Importantly, we can do this after [the] allergy is established, which provides for potential therapy of allergies in humans.”

Jessica O’Konek, Ph.D., Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center

A recent vaccine study led by Jessica O’Konek, Ph.D., is featured in the following articles:

Read more in this article featured on Medical News Today or find the scientific research study in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

“Next steps include further studies in mice to better understand the mechanisms responsible for the suppression of food allergies and to learn whether protection from peanut allergies can be extended for an even longer period of time. …” Read more in this article featured on SnackSafely.com.

“This research is also teaching us more about how food allergies develop and the science behind what needs to change in the immune system to treat them,” says James R. Baker, Jr., M.D., director of the Weiser Food Allergy Center. Read more in this article featured on MHealth Lab.

A peanut protein powder immunotherapy clinical trial led by Georgiana Sanders, M.D., M.S., is featured in the following articles:

Read the official press release from Aimmune Therapeutics about the landmark Phase 3 PALISADE Trial.

Experimental treatment designed to protect people with peanut allergies in case of accidental ingestion gives new hope to patients. Read more in this article featured on MHealth Lab.