Researchers have identified that an eczema gene increases
people's risk of being sensitive to common allergic foods, but they
say other unknown environmental factors determine whether people
develop a full blown food allergy or food tolerance.
Researchers from Murdoch Childrens Research may have found a way
to prevent high risk infants from developing eczema- and they say
the answer could be in their gut.
Allergy research is set to get a boost at the Institute, with
lead allergy researcher Professor Katie Allen being awarded a
Centre of Research Excellence grant by the National Health &
Medical Research Council (NHMRC).