Scientists develop possible cure for peanut allergy

PARKVILLE, Australia (NBC News) — Scientists may have found a cure, for the peanut allergy.

The experimental treatment combines a probiotic with small daily doses of peanut protein.

It was tested on a group of Australian children four years ago.

After 18 months — more than 80 percent no longer showed symptoms of peanut allergy.

Now a follow up study finds the majority of these children are still able to eat peanuts without an allergic reaction. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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