June 22, 2010

One-Size-Fits-All Injection that Can Cure Allergies!

Cytos Biotechnology has recently completed patient trials that suggests that a one-size-fits-all allergy injection can alleviate and potentially cure allergies, asthma, eczema and other allergy conditions including even food allergies!

This innovative medical treatment is known only as CYT003-QbG10. It is composed of pieces of synthetic DNA similar to those found in the bug that causes tuberculosis. The DNA fools the body into thinking it is under attack from a dangerous bug, kick-starting a multi-pronged immune response. The ability of a single formula to protect against more than one allergy suggests the jab is reprogramming the immune system by tackling the root cause of allergies.

Current allergy shots (as well as allergy drops) work by injecting the actual proteins that cause allergy in small doses that are slowly increased. For example, if you are allergic to cat, than actual cat protein is injected into you in slowly increasing amounts over time.

With CYT003-QbG10, there would be no need for allergy testing and in essence, if truly successful, patients can be cured of allergies with this type of vaccination, just like the childhood vaccines have near-eradicated polio, mumps, measles, etc. It is not clear how often the new vaccine would have to be given. But scientists envisage an initial short course of jabs, followed up by a booster session two or three years later.

Large scale human trials are supposed to begin in 2011.

Read more in this media report here.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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