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Israeli Cure for Allergies?

Scientists at the Hebrew University’s School of Pharmacology in Jerusalem have succeeded in discovering the human body’s allergy-response mechanism, Ma’ariv reported last week.

The discovery will allow researchers to propose methods of stopping allergic reactions such as running nose, coughing, red eyes, asthma and hay fever.

A team of researchers headed by Hebrew University Professor Francesca Levy-Shefer and Harvard University Medical School Professor Frank Austin has developed a method of discovering the operating mechanism of the mast cell, which releases several substances, including histamines, that cause allergic reactions.