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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.
Newly identified skin-gut communication helps illuminate link between food allergy and eczema

Newly identified skin-gut communication helps illuminate link between food allergy and eczema

New study provides better understanding on safety of deworming programs

New study provides better understanding on safety of deworming programs

Study provides new insights into regulatory T cells' role in protecting against autoimmune disease

Study provides new insights into regulatory T cells' role in protecting against autoimmune disease

UAB receives $17 million grant to explore immune cells in inaccessible tissues of the human body

UAB receives $17 million grant to explore immune cells in inaccessible tissues of the human body

Researchers identify new allergen responsible for allergy to durum wheat

Researchers identify new allergen responsible for allergy to durum wheat

Scientists identify rare, paradoxical response to antiretroviral therapy

Scientists identify rare, paradoxical response to antiretroviral therapy

Study: Measles outbreaks may become more frequent if vaccination rates continue to decline

Study: Measles outbreaks may become more frequent if vaccination rates continue to decline

New gene therapy cures babies with fatal 'Bubble Boy' disease

New gene therapy cures babies with fatal 'Bubble Boy' disease

C-Path and CDISC release global Therapeutic Area Standard for HIV research

C-Path and CDISC release global Therapeutic Area Standard for HIV research

Study identifies novel loci contributing to asthma susceptibility in adults

Study identifies novel loci contributing to asthma susceptibility in adults

Researchers discover how liver cells protect against viral attacks

Researchers discover how liver cells protect against viral attacks

Researchers develop novel recombinant vaccine against Nipah virus

Researchers develop novel recombinant vaccine against Nipah virus

Unreliable diagnostics for fish allergy testing

Unreliable diagnostics for fish allergy testing

Particle-depleted diesel exhaust may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment

Particle-depleted diesel exhaust may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment

Biomolecular researcher provides comprehensive profile of B cells in rheumatoid arthritis

Biomolecular researcher provides comprehensive profile of B cells in rheumatoid arthritis

Living transplant donors also need long-term monitoring to prevent adverse events

Living transplant donors also need long-term monitoring to prevent adverse events

Sexual behavior could affect gut microbiome and immune system

Sexual behavior could affect gut microbiome and immune system

Key gene involved in transmission of African sleeping sickness identified

Key gene involved in transmission of African sleeping sickness identified

Researchers map genetic mutation behind incurable disease

Researchers map genetic mutation behind incurable disease

Why hay fever persists, despite low pollen counts

Why hay fever persists, despite low pollen counts