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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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Scientists identify a molecular mechanism that protects the fetus from maternal infection

Scientists identify a molecular mechanism that protects the fetus from maternal infection

Fecal microbiome and metabolome vary in healthy and food-allergic twins, shows study

Fecal microbiome and metabolome vary in healthy and food-allergic twins, shows study

Study sheds light on the causes of debilitating gut pain

Study sheds light on the causes of debilitating gut pain

Newly-identified nutrient helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria

Newly-identified nutrient helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria

Combination therapy reduces recovery time in COVID-19 patients, clinical trial finds

Combination therapy reduces recovery time in COVID-19 patients, clinical trial finds

Study shows why antihistamine drugs fail to control severe itch in eczema patients

Study shows why antihistamine drugs fail to control severe itch in eczema patients

Study reveals cardiac protein as a new target for different types of heart disease

Study reveals cardiac protein as a new target for different types of heart disease

Researchers use urine test to identify and verify a patient's type of asthma

Researchers use urine test to identify and verify a patient's type of asthma

SARS-CoV-2 may join the ranks of mild cold-causing coronaviruses

SARS-CoV-2 may join the ranks of mild cold-causing coronaviruses

Antigenic "supersite" could improve design of COVID-19 vaccines

Antigenic "supersite" could improve design of COVID-19 vaccines

Study shows COVID-19 pneumonia is different from typical pneumonia

Study shows COVID-19 pneumonia is different from typical pneumonia

Scientists uncover new evidence of potential health risks from smoke-related chemicals

Scientists uncover new evidence of potential health risks from smoke-related chemicals

Is your covid vaccine venue prepared to handle rare, life-threatening reactions?

Is your covid vaccine venue prepared to handle rare, life-threatening reactions?

Researchers receive NIH grant to develop more effective flu vaccines

Researchers receive NIH grant to develop more effective flu vaccines

CytoDel successfully delivers neuronal antibody in animal models of botulism

CytoDel successfully delivers neuronal antibody in animal models of botulism

Adaptive immune system against COVID-19 can last for at least eight months

Adaptive immune system against COVID-19 can last for at least eight months

NIAID set to conduct large monoclonal SARS-CoV-2 antibody clinical trial

NIAID set to conduct large monoclonal SARS-CoV-2 antibody clinical trial

Study: Antibiotics are not necessary after most endoscopic sinus surgeries

Study: Antibiotics are not necessary after most endoscopic sinus surgeries

Increased pollen counts may trigger symptom flares in patients with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome

Increased pollen counts may trigger symptom flares in patients with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome

Study explores perspectives of patients and their families during and after critical illness

Study explores perspectives of patients and their families during and after critical illness