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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.
Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease

Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease

Pharmacological stimulation of nicotinic receptor could be strategy to treat lung inflammation

Pharmacological stimulation of nicotinic receptor could be strategy to treat lung inflammation

Two studies set groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning

Two studies set groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning

Ebola vaccine that provides a year’s worth of protection developed

Ebola vaccine that provides a year’s worth of protection developed

Canadian researchers pinpoint new gene linked to peanut allergy

Canadian researchers pinpoint new gene linked to peanut allergy

Allergy medication restores nervous system function in patients with chronic MS

Allergy medication restores nervous system function in patients with chronic MS

TB Alliance announces phase 1 clinical trials of two novel tuberculosis drugs

TB Alliance announces phase 1 clinical trials of two novel tuberculosis drugs

TTUHSC El Paso researcher receives $420,000 grant to study mosquito-borne Zika virus

TTUHSC El Paso researcher receives $420,000 grant to study mosquito-borne Zika virus

GW researchers receive NIH award to bring Zika vaccine trial to Brazil

GW researchers receive NIH award to bring Zika vaccine trial to Brazil

Patients with documented penicillin allergy more likely to develop surgical site infections, study finds

Patients with documented penicillin allergy more likely to develop surgical site infections, study finds

Natural decline of senses can predict poor health outcomes, including death

Natural decline of senses can predict poor health outcomes, including death

Study to determine lowest dose of chemotherapy needed for babies with SCID

Study to determine lowest dose of chemotherapy needed for babies with SCID

Antibody-based Zika virus therapeutic protects monkeys from infection, study shows

Antibody-based Zika virus therapeutic protects monkeys from infection, study shows

Scientists develop synthetic molecule effective at kicking and killing HIV

Scientists develop synthetic molecule effective at kicking and killing HIV

Asthma linked to increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth

Asthma linked to increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth

Losing sense of smell linked to dementia

Losing sense of smell linked to dementia

BSACI’s new guidelines enhance diagnosis and management of peanut allergy

BSACI’s new guidelines enhance diagnosis and management of peanut allergy

GM mosquitoes can have altered microbiota that suppresses human malaria-causing parasites

GM mosquitoes can have altered microbiota that suppresses human malaria-causing parasites

University of Hawaii researcher receives $6.3 million grant for trivalent Ebola vaccine development

University of Hawaii researcher receives $6.3 million grant for trivalent Ebola vaccine development

Columbia University receives $9.6 million NIH grant for ME/CFS research center

Columbia University receives $9.6 million NIH grant for ME/CFS research center