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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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Piglet study shows probiotics and prebiotics work differently in girls and boys

Piglet study shows probiotics and prebiotics work differently in girls and boys

Breakthrough research develops novel vaccine poised to cure peanut allergies

Breakthrough research develops novel vaccine poised to cure peanut allergies

Prenatal and early life exposure to air pollutants associated with toddler allergies

Prenatal and early life exposure to air pollutants associated with toddler allergies

Children with food allergies are seen sooner when treated by community pediatricians

Children with food allergies are seen sooner when treated by community pediatricians

Early introduction to allergenic foods can prevent food allergies in certain infants

Early introduction to allergenic foods can prevent food allergies in certain infants

New findings may help researchers leverage ERAP1 to fight cancer

New findings may help researchers leverage ERAP1 to fight cancer

Researchers identify mechanism for spread of HIV-1

Researchers identify mechanism for spread of HIV-1

Virome analysis reveals clues for increased risk of type 1 diabetes in children

Virome analysis reveals clues for increased risk of type 1 diabetes in children

Experimental therapies offer patients a greater chance of surviving Ebola virus disease

Experimental therapies offer patients a greater chance of surviving Ebola virus disease

Health organizations urge people to get vaccinated against the flu

Health organizations urge people to get vaccinated against the flu

Looking for the source: new routes for allergy treatment

Looking for the source: new routes for allergy treatment

LACV-infected cerebral organoids reveal how to protect neurons from virus-induced death

LACV-infected cerebral organoids reveal how to protect neurons from virus-induced death

Study about cells producing group E antibodies would help fight against allergies

Study about cells producing group E antibodies would help fight against allergies

New antiviral drug drives treatment resistance in influenza viruses

New antiviral drug drives treatment resistance in influenza viruses

Wound healing events in mucous tissues could guard against AIDS

Wound healing events in mucous tissues could guard against AIDS

Eastern equine encephalitis virus poses emergent threat in the U.S.

Eastern equine encephalitis virus poses emergent threat in the U.S.

Public health officials announce that eastern equine encephalitis virus is an “emergent threat”

Public health officials announce that eastern equine encephalitis virus is an “emergent threat”

Experimental vaccine elicits antibodies that can neutralize multiple HIV strains

Experimental vaccine elicits antibodies that can neutralize multiple HIV strains

Depression puts teen girls in South Africa at higher risk of HIV infection

Depression puts teen girls in South Africa at higher risk of HIV infection

Oral vaccination with cholera toxin helps counteract age-associated obesity

Oral vaccination with cholera toxin helps counteract age-associated obesity