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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 launches clinical trial to test infusions of combination antibodies in people with HIV

NIH launches clinical trial to test infusions of combination antibodies in people with HIV

Study: Women exposed to trauma in their lives gave birth to underweight male infants

Study: Women exposed to trauma in their lives gave birth to underweight male infants

Investigational nasal influenza vaccine tested in children and teens

Investigational nasal influenza vaccine tested in children and teens

Children's National and NIAID launch pediatric clinical research partnership

Children's National and NIAID launch pediatric clinical research partnership

New discovery could improve diagnosis and treatment of lupus in black Africans

New discovery could improve diagnosis and treatment of lupus in black Africans

Common household cleaners could make children overweight by changing gut microbiota

Common household cleaners could make children overweight by changing gut microbiota

Paracetamol use in infancy may increase risk of developing asthma by the age of 18

Paracetamol use in infancy may increase risk of developing asthma by the age of 18

New device to treat acute coronary artery perforations approved by FDA

New device to treat acute coronary artery perforations approved by FDA

Study explores how first-time NIAID awardees compete for subsequent research project grants

Study explores how first-time NIAID awardees compete for subsequent research project grants

Studies explore biological mechanisms that may explain HIV post-treatment controllers

Studies explore biological mechanisms that may explain HIV post-treatment controllers

Rare antibodies could be key ingredients in therapeutics capable of neutralizing many Ebola types

Rare antibodies could be key ingredients in therapeutics capable of neutralizing many Ebola types

Alivio Therapeutics receives DoD grant to advance development of new therapy for IC/BPS

Alivio Therapeutics receives DoD grant to advance development of new therapy for IC/BPS

New method could help researchers find structural variations within cancer cell DNA

New method could help researchers find structural variations within cancer cell DNA

Researchers unravel how Zika virus manipulates the human immune system

Researchers unravel how Zika virus manipulates the human immune system

New malaria drug starts clinical trials

New malaria drug starts clinical trials

Children born by cesarean more likely to develop food allergies, shows study

Children born by cesarean more likely to develop food allergies, shows study

New article shines light on shared decision-making between allergists and patients

New article shines light on shared decision-making between allergists and patients

UNC and Cell Microsystems receive NIH Phase I SBIR contract to develop HIV diagnostic assay

UNC and Cell Microsystems receive NIH Phase I SBIR contract to develop HIV diagnostic assay

Phase 1 clinical trial examining topical cream plus influenza vaccine is underway

Phase 1 clinical trial examining topical cream plus influenza vaccine is underway

Low-income Californians feel twice the burn from wildfires

Low-income Californians feel twice the burn from wildfires