27 September 2011
Director of the Malaghan Institute, Prof Graham Le Gros, was interviewed about his food allergy research by Mary Wilson for Radio New Zealand's Checkpoint programme this evening.
Prof Le Gros and Dr Elizabeth Forbes-Blom have just had a paper published in the journal of Clinical & Experimental Allergy, in which unique GFP-reporter mice were used to investigate whether other routes in the body, such as skin contact, were relevant for sensitising the immune system to peanuts. Read more >>
Prof Le Gros spoke about the main outcomes of this research, which showed at the cellular level, how early childhood eczema and skin infections can predispose an individual to the development of food allergy.
Link to the Radio New Zealand website to listen to Prof Le Gros' interview
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