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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.
High-fat maternal diet may change immune response of offsprings' respiratory system

High-fat maternal diet may change immune response of offsprings' respiratory system

Research sheds new light on reasons behind recurrent aphthous stomatitis

Research sheds new light on reasons behind recurrent aphthous stomatitis

TSRI researchers reveal how viruses incapacitate bacterial defense system

TSRI researchers reveal how viruses incapacitate bacterial defense system

Patients with allergy experience rising out-of-pocket costs for life-saving epinephrine auto-injectors

Patients with allergy experience rising out-of-pocket costs for life-saving epinephrine auto-injectors

New research suggests need for oral food challenge to properly diagnose additional nut allergies

New research suggests need for oral food challenge to properly diagnose additional nut allergies

Study offers new insights into transmission of dengue infections

Study offers new insights into transmission of dengue infections

Exposure to acrolein causes failure of immune defence to tumours, study finds

Exposure to acrolein causes failure of immune defence to tumours, study finds

One-shot vaccine passes key preclinical test in newborn monkey models

One-shot vaccine passes key preclinical test in newborn monkey models

Majority of dengue virus infections appear to happen very close to home

Majority of dengue virus infections appear to happen very close to home

Penn researcher receives $16.3 million NIAID grant to develop long-sought-after HIV vaccine

Penn researcher receives $16.3 million NIAID grant to develop long-sought-after HIV vaccine

Rapid weight gain during infancy could lead to obesity in adulthood

Rapid weight gain during infancy could lead to obesity in adulthood

FARE announces recipients of 2017 Investigator in Food Allergy Awards

FARE announces recipients of 2017 Investigator in Food Allergy Awards

Penn scientists discover method that appears to provide early warning of transplant rejection

Penn scientists discover method that appears to provide early warning of transplant rejection

Research findings hold promise to generate blood cell precursors from hPSCs

Research findings hold promise to generate blood cell precursors from hPSCs

Researcher aims to help all infants achieve healthy weight

Researcher aims to help all infants achieve healthy weight

Study shows how mutations allow HCV to elude immune responses and vaccines

Study shows how mutations allow HCV to elude immune responses and vaccines

Research findings advance development of HIV vaccines that induce broadly neutralizing antibodies

Research findings advance development of HIV vaccines that induce broadly neutralizing antibodies

LJI researchers unravel molecular underpinnings of exhausted T cells

LJI researchers unravel molecular underpinnings of exhausted T cells

Urban living can worsen asthma in poor kids, study shows

Urban living can worsen asthma in poor kids, study shows

Study: Investigational Ebola vaccine regimen induced immune response that persisted for one year

Study: Investigational Ebola vaccine regimen induced immune response that persisted for one year