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Experimental Treatment For Milk Allergy May Not Last

Experimental Treatment For Milk Allergy May Not Last

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Scientists have completed the first long-term study of children allergic to milk who were treated with an experimental therapy based on giving them small doses of milk. Three to five years later, some kids remained free of allergic symptoms. But for others, severe reactions to milk had resumed.

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An Evolutionary Whodunit: How Did Humans Develop Lactose Tolerance?

An Evolutionary Whodunit: How Did Humans Develop Lactose Tolerance?

| December 29, 2012

Thousands of years ago, ancient farmers gained the ability to consume milk as adults without getting an upset stomach. A remarkable mutation let some of them digest lactose sugar. But scientists still puzzle over why that mutation persisted and became prevalent in modern humans.

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