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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.
NIH scientists improve understanding of antibody-based protection against klebsiella bacteria

NIH scientists improve understanding of antibody-based protection against klebsiella bacteria

South African study shows that person-to person transmission drives drug-resistant TB epidemics

South African study shows that person-to person transmission drives drug-resistant TB epidemics

Novel approach for imaging immune cell movements identifies initial steps in inflammatory arthritis

Novel approach for imaging immune cell movements identifies initial steps in inflammatory arthritis

Researchers identify new principle for how epigenetic changes can occur

Researchers identify new principle for how epigenetic changes can occur

New genital herpes vaccine candidate shows promising results in preclinical tests

New genital herpes vaccine candidate shows promising results in preclinical tests

Researchers discover how bacterial enzyme can blunt the body's key immune defenses

Researchers discover how bacterial enzyme can blunt the body's key immune defenses

Study shows evidence that person-to-person transmission drives spread of drug-resistant TB

Study shows evidence that person-to-person transmission drives spread of drug-resistant TB

Influenza experts examine evolution of avian disease

Influenza experts examine evolution of avian disease

Bees pose biggest public health threat in Australia, research shows

Bees pose biggest public health threat in Australia, research shows

Scientists unravel new genetic immunodeficiency that makes children vulnerable to mild illnesses

Scientists unravel new genetic immunodeficiency that makes children vulnerable to mild illnesses

Research shows role played by PAMPs in immune system signaling and response

Research shows role played by PAMPs in immune system signaling and response

Enzyme identified in baker's yeast can efficiently annihilate leukemia cells

Enzyme identified in baker's yeast can efficiently annihilate leukemia cells

Scientists identify how early responses of immune system can affect development of EBOV disease

Scientists identify how early responses of immune system can affect development of EBOV disease

Cockroach bait may be easier, cheaper way to manage key asthma trigger in children

Cockroach bait may be easier, cheaper way to manage key asthma trigger in children

UVC machines can cut transmission of four drug-resistant superbugs by 30%, study finds

UVC machines can cut transmission of four drug-resistant superbugs by 30%, study finds

Drug-resistant deadly bacteria more widespread than previously thought, study finds

Drug-resistant deadly bacteria more widespread than previously thought, study finds

Cattle-based vector control efforts may help eradicate malaria in India

Cattle-based vector control efforts may help eradicate malaria in India

Plans for schools to hold spare adrenaline auto-injector continue to progress positively

Plans for schools to hold spare adrenaline auto-injector continue to progress positively

Study finds that T cells play important role in control of Zika infections

Study finds that T cells play important role in control of Zika infections

Researchers finding way to manipulate signals in bacteria to reduce infections

Researchers finding way to manipulate signals in bacteria to reduce infections