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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.
Burdensome symptoms of eczema can lead to impaired quality of life, shows study

Burdensome symptoms of eczema can lead to impaired quality of life, shows study

Researchers to investigate role of hormones in mosquito's ability to use human blood for egg production

Researchers to investigate role of hormones in mosquito's ability to use human blood for egg production

New approach to cultivate hypoallergenic tomato and strawberry varieties

New approach to cultivate hypoallergenic tomato and strawberry varieties

Scientists identify structural and functional differences in human immune-surveillance protein

Scientists identify structural and functional differences in human immune-surveillance protein

Imaging techniques may help assess immune system recovery in HIV patients

Imaging techniques may help assess immune system recovery in HIV patients

Researchers decipher key component behind rising epidemic of pathogens in West Africa

Researchers decipher key component behind rising epidemic of pathogens in West Africa

Georgia State professor receives federal grant to study virus similar to Ebola virus

Georgia State professor receives federal grant to study virus similar to Ebola virus

New 3D model of 1918 H1 pandemic influenza virus could benefit VLP vaccine projects

New 3D model of 1918 H1 pandemic influenza virus could benefit VLP vaccine projects

Differences in mouth bacteria of HIV-infected youth may increase risk of cavities

Differences in mouth bacteria of HIV-infected youth may increase risk of cavities

Researchers attempt to create better diagnostic test for radiation exposure

Researchers attempt to create better diagnostic test for radiation exposure

Inhibiting immune-regulating molecule could prevent or reverse renal injury, research shows

Inhibiting immune-regulating molecule could prevent or reverse renal injury, research shows

Infants have less severe food-induced anaphylaxis unlike older children

Infants have less severe food-induced anaphylaxis unlike older children

Aspirin desensitization can help alleviate alcohol-induced allergies in patients with AERD

Aspirin desensitization can help alleviate alcohol-induced allergies in patients with AERD

'The Pediatric Asthma Yardstick' offers guidance to treat children of all ages

'The Pediatric Asthma Yardstick' offers guidance to treat children of all ages

Children with rare skin conditions often get inconsistent and costly treatments

Children with rare skin conditions often get inconsistent and costly treatments

Preventative HIV vaccines induce robust, comparable immune responses in humans and monkeys

Preventative HIV vaccines induce robust, comparable immune responses in humans and monkeys

Researchers discover biomarkers that accurately identify hypervirulent K. pneumoniae

Researchers discover biomarkers that accurately identify hypervirulent K. pneumoniae

New study reveals potential shortcomings of antibiotic susceptibility assays

New study reveals potential shortcomings of antibiotic susceptibility assays

NIH researchers identify natural lipid that acts as potent anti-inflammatory

NIH researchers identify natural lipid that acts as potent anti-inflammatory

Zika virus-related pregnancy loss in humans may be more common than thought

Zika virus-related pregnancy loss in humans may be more common than thought