What Causes Peanut Allergy?- Skin Research gives a clue. 7pm, Monday 25th June

Photo of a hand holding a dish full of peanuts.Peanut allergy affects 1-2% of children in the UK and may result in a severe or life-threatening reaction.

The number of people with allergies has increased dramatically over the past 20-30 years. The reasons behind this ‘epidemic’ are unclear, but our genes and the environment we live in seem to be important.
Allergies often run in families, showing that genes we inherit from our parents and grandparents are playing a role.

Recently the first gene that makes an important contribution to peanut allergy – Filaggrin – was discovered by an international team of researchers from Scotland, Ireland, Holland and Canada.

In this talk, Dr Sara Brown from the University of Dundee explained how skin research has improved our understanding of peanut allergy.

This talk from Dr Sara Brown from the University of Dundee gave an overview on current thinking in these areas.

Join us at the award winning Chambers Coffee House and Restaurant, 34 South Tay Street for this intriguing discussion on Monday 25th June 2012 at 7pm.

Chambers will serve a selection of their delicious HOT MEALS until 6:00pm, followed by snacks and hot drinks during the talk. Please see their website for a