Nanoparticles: The Cure for Food Allergies and Asthma?

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I  was honored to speak with Dr Stephen Miller of Northwestern University Medical School.  I emailed him after a reader had directed me to the study press release discussing how he and his team had ‘turned off peanut allergy.’

In the interview, Dr Miller discusses that mouse model study, their trial with MS in humans, and what the future of their work may look like.

 

To read the full transcripts of “Talking Peanut Allergy Cure.”

3 Comments

  1. Seems very promising. If the only thing standing between this guy and a cure for FA is funding, then (IMO) people should be donating to his research more than to OIT or FAHF. This seems to be the real deal and it’s great that there are applications that this probably works for, aside from FA.

    If he’s having trouble getting investors, I would be worried that the Epi-pen companies and other invested powers would want to keep this down.

    The upgrade to generic nano-particles (as opposed to each individuals white blood cells) also seems like a super upgrade since the 2011/2012 paper. Honestly, I would be open to offering to take this guy abroad and just have him inject the cure, FDA be damned. 😉 Hopefully not needed…

    1. This therapy is very promising. But like Dr Miller himself said, it’s very specific. If you treat for peanut allergy, that’s all you get results for. IMO, FAHF-2 seems to hold more promise for people with multiple food allergies and asthma.
      Also, food allergies seem to be a spectrum – like autism. I would be hesitant to only promote one therapy for all. But then again, I’m not a scientist or doctor. In a perfect world, there would be multiple options to address individual needs.
      Plus, not to be too conspiracy theorist here, but anything that poses a cure poses a threat to incumbent profits. And for those of us who’ve worked in corporate settings, the motto seems to be “all’s fair in profits and war.”

      1. With us, we only have 2 (or 4?) allergens that we’re most worried about, so we’d def. take something that actually works, even if we need to do it one at a time.

        True, FAHF and other herbal treatments will (ideally) treat the general atopic condition, which _may_ be better for things like asthma or eczema.

        However, for us, our main concern is anaphalaxis from food allergy. Thanks for interviewing Dr. Miller and we’ll be keeping an eye on this as our ray of hope.

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