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Preventing allergic reactions to food

Scientists may have found a new way to prevent allergic reactions to food.

The research from Northwestern University is in mice so far, but it's encouraging for people with allergies to peanuts, eggs, and other foods.

Doctors wrapped a white blood cell around a tiny amount of peanut protein before injected it into mice.

They actually tricked the animals' immune systems into thinking the peanut protein was safe.

Researchers say this is promising, but much more study is needed before they can use this to fix food allergies in humans.

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