Monday, May 25, 2015

BacterioFiles 216 - Probiotic Promotes Peanut Permissiveness

Peanut flower
This episode: Kate Franz and Matt Woodruff from Audiommunity join me to talk about a clinical trial of peanut immunotherapy with probiotics to treat peanut allergies!

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper
Audiommunity - episode about food allergies

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