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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 paper-based device shows great potential for whooping cough diagnosis in low-resource settings

New paper-based device shows great potential for whooping cough diagnosis in low-resource settings

Experimental treatment cures Marburg and Ravn virus infection in animals

Experimental treatment cures Marburg and Ravn virus infection in animals

Meningitis bacterium appears to be adapting to urogenital environment, DNA analysis shows

Meningitis bacterium appears to be adapting to urogenital environment, DNA analysis shows

Plant pollen and fungal spores can be found at variable elevations, study shows

Plant pollen and fungal spores can be found at variable elevations, study shows

‘The Agony of Hives’: WAO to offer complementary live webinar on chronic urticaria

‘The Agony of Hives’: WAO to offer complementary live webinar on chronic urticaria

University of Miami to begin clinical trial for testing DNA-based Zika vaccine

University of Miami to begin clinical trial for testing DNA-based Zika vaccine

Phase 2 clinical study of investigational Zika vaccine begins in the U.S., Central and South America

Phase 2 clinical study of investigational Zika vaccine begins in the U.S., Central and South America

Early start of pollen season could affect people with allergies

Early start of pollen season could affect people with allergies

Novel Research Grants bring new insight to complexities of lupus

Novel Research Grants bring new insight to complexities of lupus

Study reveals high-resolution view of Zika viral life cycle within infected cells

Study reveals high-resolution view of Zika viral life cycle within infected cells

People who feel lonely likely to report more severe symptoms from common cold, study shows

People who feel lonely likely to report more severe symptoms from common cold, study shows

TUM researchers derive practical tips for airing rooms to prevent pollen allergies

TUM researchers derive practical tips for airing rooms to prevent pollen allergies

Researchers enhance safety, effectiveness of potential HIV vaccine using on/off genetic switch

Researchers enhance safety, effectiveness of potential HIV vaccine using on/off genetic switch

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