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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.

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Researchers identify potential drugs that could be repurposed as pan-coronavirus treatments

Researchers identify potential drugs that could be repurposed as pan-coronavirus treatments

Cloud-based tool can rapidly detect and track emerging pathogens

Cloud-based tool can rapidly detect and track emerging pathogens

GIV protein involved in the immune system could form basis for novel therapeutics

GIV protein involved in the immune system could form basis for novel therapeutics

Certain live-attenuated vaccines can prevent severe complications of COVID-19

Certain live-attenuated vaccines can prevent severe complications of COVID-19

Army researchers team up to test alternative ways to measure COVID-19 antibody levels

Army researchers team up to test alternative ways to measure COVID-19 antibody levels

Researchers receive $11 million grant to study factors involved in multi-drug resistant infections

Researchers receive $11 million grant to study factors involved in multi-drug resistant infections

Scientists discover new method to retrieve lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

Scientists discover new method to retrieve lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

NIH launches new study to streamline COVID-19 treatments for larger clinical studies

NIH launches new study to streamline COVID-19 treatments for larger clinical studies

Researchers create multi-functional nano-vaccine to prevent toxoplasmosis

Researchers create multi-functional nano-vaccine to prevent toxoplasmosis

Exuberant activation of immune cells in severe COVID-19 resembles lupus

Exuberant activation of immune cells in severe COVID-19 resembles lupus

Scientists recreate initial steps of HIV infection in a test tube

Scientists recreate initial steps of HIV infection in a test tube

University of Minnesota Medical School chosen as ‘Capacity Building Center’ for national network

University of Minnesota Medical School chosen as ‘Capacity Building Center’ for national network

NIH clinical trial to test a combination treatment regimen for COVID-19

NIH clinical trial to test a combination treatment regimen for COVID-19

In debate, Pence and Harris offer conflicting views of nation’s reality

In debate, Pence and Harris offer conflicting views of nation’s reality

Researchers track down two new relatives of rubella virus

Researchers track down two new relatives of rubella virus

Study shows why antiretroviral therapy does not work in certain HIV patients

Study shows why antiretroviral therapy does not work in certain HIV patients

Researchers discover a new, rapid method to fabricate nanoparticles

Researchers discover a new, rapid method to fabricate nanoparticles

Study reveals how immune cells sacrifice themselves to help fight off infections

Study reveals how immune cells sacrifice themselves to help fight off infections

New AGA report details effectiveness and safety of fecal microbiota transplantation

New AGA report details effectiveness and safety of fecal microbiota transplantation

Investigational mRNA vaccine to prevent SARS-CoV-2 shows promise in older adults

Investigational mRNA vaccine to prevent SARS-CoV-2 shows promise in older adults