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The term allergy encompasses a wide range of conditions; it is not a disease in itself. In 1906 Clemens von Pirquet was the first to describe allergies as a changed or altered reaction of the immune system in response to exposure to foreign proteins. These days the term allergy – medically termed hypersensitivity, signifies an exaggerated reaction to foreign substances.
Skin-applied microneedle patch boosts immunization to seasonal flu vaccine recipients, study finds

Skin-applied microneedle patch boosts immunization to seasonal flu vaccine recipients, study finds

MIT engineers design new gel coatings that may lead to better medical devices

MIT engineers design new gel coatings that may lead to better medical devices

Experts explore effective ways to diagnose and treat asthma

Experts explore effective ways to diagnose and treat asthma

MGH researchers identify novel mechanism behind resistance to angiogenesis inhibitors

MGH researchers identify novel mechanism behind resistance to angiogenesis inhibitors

Nagoya University researchers define new category of genetic skin diseases

Nagoya University researchers define new category of genetic skin diseases

Study finds fewer than half the children receive epinephrine prior to arriving at ED

Study finds fewer than half the children receive epinephrine prior to arriving at ED

Tulane University receives $12 million NIH grant to develop drug and vaccine against Lassa fever

Tulane University receives $12 million NIH grant to develop drug and vaccine against Lassa fever

BSACI to publish updated guidance on diagnosis, management of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis

BSACI to publish updated guidance on diagnosis, management of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis

Maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase allergy risk in offspring

Maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase allergy risk in offspring

Entasis and GARDP partner to develop oral antibiotic for treatment of drug-resistant gonorrhea

Entasis and GARDP partner to develop oral antibiotic for treatment of drug-resistant gonorrhea

Researchers receive $8.6 million NIH grant for efforts to improve lung transplantation

Researchers receive $8.6 million NIH grant for efforts to improve lung transplantation

Novel vaccine approach appears to protect fetus from CMV infection, animal study shows

Novel vaccine approach appears to protect fetus from CMV infection, animal study shows

Sialic acid found in animals protects farm children from asthma

Sialic acid found in animals protects farm children from asthma

Study finds increasing incidence of multiple recurring C. difficile infections

Study finds increasing incidence of multiple recurring C. difficile infections

Ondek raises capital to develop new treatment for childhood allergy

Ondek raises capital to develop new treatment for childhood allergy

Antibiotics found to be effective for treating simple skin abscesses in adults and children

Antibiotics found to be effective for treating simple skin abscesses in adults and children

Common, inexpensive antimicrobials can help patients heal from MRSA skin abscesses

Common, inexpensive antimicrobials can help patients heal from MRSA skin abscesses

Food allergies linked to higher prevalence of childhood anxiety

Food allergies linked to higher prevalence of childhood anxiety

Insect venom shortage stings allergy sufferers this summer

Insect venom shortage stings allergy sufferers this summer

Bandage-strip sized microneedle patches can transform flu vaccination method

Bandage-strip sized microneedle patches can transform flu vaccination method