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Why are peanut allergies on the rise?

A generation ago, peanut allergies seemed to be a rare occurrence. Today, they’re getting much more attention in the news — with stories popping up all the time of children with severe and life-threatening reactions to peanuts. So what’s going on here? Click here for more details.

New allergy research isn’t peanuts

New research conducted by the University of Chicago pathology department on peanut allergies may be closing in on an answer to what causes human allergies to the burrowing legume. Click here for more details.

Where Did Peanuts Come From?

Although today ubiquitous across the globe, the peanut (Arachis hypogaea) was native only to South America, and it is believed to come from the foothills of the Andes in Bolivia and Peru. Click here for more details.