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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.
Bandage-strip sized microneedle patches can transform flu vaccination method

Bandage-strip sized microneedle patches can transform flu vaccination method

New nanoallergen technology could help provide clear, accurate assessment of peanut allergies

New nanoallergen technology could help provide clear, accurate assessment of peanut allergies

New hope for eczema from nitric oxide

New hope for eczema from nitric oxide

Consuming more fish could reduce symptoms of arthritis, study finds

Consuming more fish could reduce symptoms of arthritis, study finds

Scientists resolve 3D protein structures to combat dangerous infectious diseases

Scientists resolve 3D protein structures to combat dangerous infectious diseases

Lone star tick likely to be triggering red meat allergies

Lone star tick likely to be triggering red meat allergies

Researchers find new evidence that autoimmunity plays role in Parkinson's disease

Researchers find new evidence that autoimmunity plays role in Parkinson's disease

Children born late preterm have greater risk of recurrent hospitalization for respiratory illness

Children born late preterm have greater risk of recurrent hospitalization for respiratory illness

NIH renews major grant for UW-led research center to understand malaria in India

NIH renews major grant for UW-led research center to understand malaria in India

Many chronic urticaria patients are not receiving treatment, Novartis study shows

Many chronic urticaria patients are not receiving treatment, Novartis study shows

Genetic mutation could be cause of severe eczema, research finds

Genetic mutation could be cause of severe eczema, research finds

Research findings could guide more personalized therapies for lung cancer patients

Research findings could guide more personalized therapies for lung cancer patients

Researchers discover mutations in CARD11 gene that lead to eczema

Researchers discover mutations in CARD11 gene that lead to eczema

Major study to examine clinical outcomes of children infected with Zika virus after birth

Major study to examine clinical outcomes of children infected with Zika virus after birth

New survey reveals that high levels of uncontrolled disease exist among severe asthma patients

New survey reveals that high levels of uncontrolled disease exist among severe asthma patients

IU study may explain how Wolbachia bacterium prevents mosquitoes from transmitting deadly diseases

IU study may explain how Wolbachia bacterium prevents mosquitoes from transmitting deadly diseases

FDA labeling rule helps providers better explain medication risks and benefits to pregnant, breastfeeding patients

FDA labeling rule helps providers better explain medication risks and benefits to pregnant, breastfeeding patients

Zika viral load not necessarily linked to pregnancy problems, fetal abnormalities

Zika viral load not necessarily linked to pregnancy problems, fetal abnormalities

Low levels of vitamin A could be strong risk factor for TB

Low levels of vitamin A could be strong risk factor for TB

UNC researchers identify how class of antiviral drugs interacts with HCV

UNC researchers identify how class of antiviral drugs interacts with HCV