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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.
Mothers infected with malaria during pregnancy can alter infants’ immunity

Mothers infected with malaria during pregnancy can alter infants’ immunity

Testosterone protects males against developing asthma, research reveals

Testosterone protects males against developing asthma, research reveals

Scientists identify how key skin barrier protein drives development of eczema

Scientists identify how key skin barrier protein drives development of eczema

Pollen exposure can have negative effect on exam results of pupils with hay fever

Pollen exposure can have negative effect on exam results of pupils with hay fever

Phthalate exposure linked to increased risk of allergies among children

Phthalate exposure linked to increased risk of allergies among children

Researchers find persistence of Zika virus in cerebrospinal fluid, lymph nodes of rhesus monkeys

Researchers find persistence of Zika virus in cerebrospinal fluid, lymph nodes of rhesus monkeys

Penn State researchers receive NIH funding to explore malaria transmission in Southeast Asia

Penn State researchers receive NIH funding to explore malaria transmission in Southeast Asia

Researchers awarded NIAID grant to develop new tools for eliminating drug-resistant malaria

Researchers awarded NIAID grant to develop new tools for eliminating drug-resistant malaria

UC San Diego Amazonian Center to receive NIH funding for malaria research

UC San Diego Amazonian Center to receive NIH funding for malaria research

NIH announces 2017 ICEMR awards for 7 international malaria research centers

NIH announces 2017 ICEMR awards for 7 international malaria research centers

Resources and information that can help patients to navigate the tough road of asthma

Resources and information that can help patients to navigate the tough road of asthma

Study finds higher rate of metal sensitization in women after joint replacement

Study finds higher rate of metal sensitization in women after joint replacement

Tips to help prevent allergies during spring season

Tips to help prevent allergies during spring season

Researchers report new evidence that defective HIV proviruses distract immune system

Researchers report new evidence that defective HIV proviruses distract immune system

UGA researchers explore new ways of predicting thunderstorm asthma outbreaks

UGA researchers explore new ways of predicting thunderstorm asthma outbreaks

UTHealth participates in study to evaluate effectiveness of new injectable HIV medication

UTHealth participates in study to evaluate effectiveness of new injectable HIV medication

Discovery of additional viral reservoir reveals new target for HIV cure research

Discovery of additional viral reservoir reveals new target for HIV cure research

Parents face difficulty in choosing right allergy medication for their kids

Parents face difficulty in choosing right allergy medication for their kids

Common drugs, uncommon risks? Higher rate of serious problems after short-term steroid use

Common drugs, uncommon risks? Higher rate of serious problems after short-term steroid use

NIH study provides unprecedented detail on host response to Ebola virus disease

NIH study provides unprecedented detail on host response to Ebola virus disease