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Friends and Food Allergies

Guest post by Teen Advisory Group member Ava Wellener.

One of the most difficult issues I’ve dealt with in my food allergy journey is interacting with people who don’t have food allergies. Whether it be teachers, extended family members or friends, it can be hard to spend time with people who don’t understand food allergies. Today’s post will focus on friends, and I’ll provide you with some advice on how to spend time with your friends and talk to them about your food allergies.

 
I used to be absolutely terrified of talking...

A Deep Dive Into Food Allergy: Dr. Kari Nadeau and Rob Reid on the “After On” podcast

The prevalence of food allergies in the U.S. is greater than it’s ever been before, roughly doubling every ten years. Diagnoses of anaphylactic food reactions have risen by 377 percent since 2007, according to recent FARE-commissioned data.

To address this concerning trend, Dr. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, the director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford University and FARE’s medical advisor for innovation, sat down for an interview with Rob Reid on the “After On” podcast to discuss this public health crisis and the...

Insights Shared at Research Retreat to Shape Future Food Allergy Care

On Saturday, April 13, food allergy investigators and patient advocates came together in McLean, VA, for the Seventh Annual FARE Research Retreat. The gathering included 120 clinicians, industry representatives, scientists in academia and public service, and directors from the 33 Centers of Excellence in the FARE Clinical Network. Together, they shared experimental findings and explored new opportunities to fulfill FARE’s mission: to improve the quality of life and health for patients with food allergy and provide hope through the promise of new treatments.

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Q&A With Robert Anthony, FARE Investigator in Food Allergy

Robert M. Anthony, PhD, is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and a principal investigator in the Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received a mid-career FARE Investigator in Food Allergy award in 2017. Here he discusses his research on how the glycosylation of allergy-associated IgE antibodies – that is, the addition of sugars molecules to IgE proteins – might influence food allergy. Dr. Anthony will be presenting an update on his work at the 2019 FARE Research Retreat, to...

How to Use Cooking to Help Manage Food Allergies

Recognizing March as National Nutrition Month, this guest post by Teen Advisory Group (TAG) member and cookbook author Catherine Walker encourages food allergy patients and families to get creative in the kitchen with wholesome, allergy-friendly meals. You can hear more from Catherine in this month’s FARE+Well newsletter.

Cooking is a great way to manage all types of food allergies. Cooking at home lets you prepare anything according to your food needs, so you can use ingredients that are familiar to you. Cooking at home helps keep...

Q&A with Stephanie Eisenbarth, FARE Investigator in Food Allergy

Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD, is an associate professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Immunobiology and of Medicine (Immunology) at Yale School of Medicine. She received a 2017 Mid-Career FARE Investigator in Food Allergy Award for her research on a rare, inherited sensitivity to food allergens that could shed light on the mechanisms of food allergies in the wider population. Dr. Eisenbarth will be presenting an update on her work at the 2019 FARE Research Retreat, to be held April 13 in McLean, VA.

What first attracted you to food...

Peanut Immunotherapy Update: DBV Technologies

At last weekend’s annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Aimmune Therapeutics and DBV Technologies presented updates on the two immunotherapies for peanut allergy that have progressed farthest in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for bringing new drugs to market. Yesterday, we posted on the FARE Blog some of the data reported by Aimmune. Here, we present findings released by DBV.

Photo: DBV Technologies

DBV Technologies submitted a Biologics License Application to FDA...

Peanut Immunotherapy Update: Aimmune Therapeutics

At last weekend’s annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Aimmune Therapeutics and DBV Technologies presented updates on the two immunotherapy approaches for peanut allergy that have progressed farthest in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for bringing new drugs to market. Here we present findings released by Aimmune Therapeutics; tomorrow, we’ll feature research recently published by DBV Technologies.

Photo: Aimmune Therapeutics

In December 2018, Aimmune submitted a...

Report from AAAAI 2019

Report From AAAAI 2019

This weekend’s annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology features hundreds of research presentations, many of which provide noteworthy new findings in the field of food allergy. FARE staff are attending the San Francisco conference along with thousands of allergists, immunologists, researchers and other healthcare providers. Here are highlights from some of Sunday’s presentations in the field of food allergy.

 

Report from AAAAI 2019

Report From AAAAI 2019

This weekend’s annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology features hundreds of research presentations, many of which provide noteworthy new findings in the field of food allergy. FARE staff are attending the San Francisco conference along with thousands of allergists, immunologists, researchers and other healthcare providers. Here are highlights from some of Saturday’s presentations focusing on the food allergy field.

 

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