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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.
New study finds huge problem of multi-drug resistant infections among children

New study finds huge problem of multi-drug resistant infections among children

Five simple tips to make life more pleasant during spring allergy season

Five simple tips to make life more pleasant during spring allergy season

NIH launches new study to test experimental vaccine that targets mosquito-transmitted diseases

NIH launches new study to test experimental vaccine that targets mosquito-transmitted diseases

Investigational malaria vaccine protects against multiple strains, study shows

Investigational malaria vaccine protects against multiple strains, study shows

UofL researcher receives NIH grant to study microbes responsible for protecting against malaria

UofL researcher receives NIH grant to study microbes responsible for protecting against malaria

New article provides thought-provoking view on the rise of allergy, autoimmune diseases

New article provides thought-provoking view on the rise of allergy, autoimmune diseases

New class of antibiotics effective in treating children with MRSA skin infections

New class of antibiotics effective in treating children with MRSA skin infections

New research provides clues to how antibody treatment led to remission in SIV-infected monkeys

New research provides clues to how antibody treatment led to remission in SIV-infected monkeys

Only subset of mother's HIV virus infects infants during pregnancy or breastfeeding, research shows

Only subset of mother's HIV virus infects infants during pregnancy or breastfeeding, research shows

Three-year course of treatment could banish symptoms of hay fever, study finds

Three-year course of treatment could banish symptoms of hay fever, study finds

Dermatologist recommends few tips to help prevent hand rashes

Dermatologist recommends few tips to help prevent hand rashes

Ten steps for a healthy pregnancy

Ten steps for a healthy pregnancy

Researchers identify molecular signatures to predict efficacy of malaria vaccines

Researchers identify molecular signatures to predict efficacy of malaria vaccines

Scientists design new drugs that may help prevent spread of aggressive pancreatic cancers

Scientists design new drugs that may help prevent spread of aggressive pancreatic cancers

Preterm babies given monoclonal antibody appear less likely to develop recurrent wheeze

Preterm babies given monoclonal antibody appear less likely to develop recurrent wheeze

NIH researchers shed light on role of S. epidermidis toxin in bacterial sepsis

NIH researchers shed light on role of S. epidermidis toxin in bacterial sepsis

UTSA professor awarded grant to support research on preventing spread of Lyme disease

UTSA professor awarded grant to support research on preventing spread of Lyme disease

New Zika vaccine candidate shows potential to protect against virus with single dose

New Zika vaccine candidate shows potential to protect against virus with single dose

Virulence of bacterial infections dependent on presence of cytotoxins, study reports

Virulence of bacterial infections dependent on presence of cytotoxins, study reports

Autologous hematopoietic cell transplant may induce sustained remission of multiple sclerosis

Autologous hematopoietic cell transplant may induce sustained remission of multiple sclerosis