Food allergy biomarker research receives $500K grant

Food Allergy Research & Education has awarded a $500,000 grant to a research project seeking to find new biomarkers for food allergies, according to an organization press release.The grant is going to Alexandra Santos, MD, PhD, from King’s College London, for her proposal that will explore new tests based on basophils and mast cells to test for food allergies in patients with inconclusive skin prick tests.Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) said new tests would help limit the need for food challenge tests, which can result in severe symptoms and unnecessary stress forRead More

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