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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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Scientists receive NIH grant to develop an adjuvant vaccine for opioid use disorder

Scientists receive NIH grant to develop an adjuvant vaccine for opioid use disorder

Federal policy to improve outcomes in sepsis patients was mostly ineffective

Federal policy to improve outcomes in sepsis patients was mostly ineffective

Updated insights for safe COVID-19 vaccination in patients with reported allergic reactions

Updated insights for safe COVID-19 vaccination in patients with reported allergic reactions

The shock and reality of catching Covid after being vaccinated

The shock and reality of catching Covid after being vaccinated

Experimental antiviral drug for COVID-19 shows effectiveness in hamster models

Experimental antiviral drug for COVID-19 shows effectiveness in hamster models

Study: Norovirus clusters are resistant to detergent and ultraviolet disinfection

Study: Norovirus clusters are resistant to detergent and ultraviolet disinfection

UGA receives NIH contract to establish the Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research

UGA receives NIH contract to establish the Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research

Early exposure to air pollutant may contribute to non-atopic childhood asthma

Early exposure to air pollutant may contribute to non-atopic childhood asthma

NIAID establishes a network of research sites to study influenza outbreaks

NIAID establishes a network of research sites to study influenza outbreaks

Updated Moderna vaccines neutralize South African SARS-CoV-2 variant in mice

Updated Moderna vaccines neutralize South African SARS-CoV-2 variant in mice

Biology of single-celled organisms reveals potential treatment target for COPD

Biology of single-celled organisms reveals potential treatment target for COPD

Clinical trial of monoclonal antibody for treating respiratory disease in COVID-19 patients begins

Clinical trial of monoclonal antibody for treating respiratory disease in COVID-19 patients begins

Hay fever and asthma occur earlier in life and affect more people

Hay fever and asthma occur earlier in life and affect more people

Fauci thanks US health workers for sacrifices but admits PPE shortages drove up death toll

Fauci thanks US health workers for sacrifices but admits PPE shortages drove up death toll

Effective response to HIV and COVID-19 pandemics requires accelerated research

Effective response to HIV and COVID-19 pandemics requires accelerated research

Phase 2 clinical trial launched in Thailand to evaluate IL-15 agonist as therapy to reduce HIV reservoir

Phase 2 clinical trial launched in Thailand to evaluate IL-15 agonist as therapy to reduce HIV reservoir

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine ensures long-term protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection, suggests study

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine ensures long-term protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection, suggests study

Cross-border asthma study investigates hygiene hypothesis amid COVID-19 pandemic

Cross-border asthma study investigates hygiene hypothesis amid COVID-19 pandemic

Bispecific antibodies neutralize SARS-CoV-2 and its variants

Bispecific antibodies neutralize SARS-CoV-2 and its variants

Michigan Medicine to kick off first national study on allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines

Michigan Medicine to kick off first national study on allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines