A vaccine is currently being developed that could one day lead to a cure for peanut allergy.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a nasal spray that, when administered monthly, prevents mice from having allergic reactions to peanut products. Researchers have spent almost 20 years working on a way to immunize patients against allergies to peanuts, according to the University of Michigan.
As with all studies of rodent models, this does not mean that the treatment will have the same effect in humans. However, success in an animal model is an important step forward.