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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.
Human 'common cold' virus continues to spread in wild chimpanzees

Human 'common cold' virus continues to spread in wild chimpanzees

Study finds critically low HPV vaccination rates among younger adolescents in the U.S.

Study finds critically low HPV vaccination rates among younger adolescents in the U.S.

Cellular protein that interacts with viruses appears to enable infection process of Zika virus

Cellular protein that interacts with viruses appears to enable infection process of Zika virus

Researchers identify comprehensive guidelines for managing severe atopic dermatitis

Researchers identify comprehensive guidelines for managing severe atopic dermatitis

New evidence shows how fever alters immune cells

New evidence shows how fever alters immune cells

Gut microbiome may help prevent development of cow's milk allergy

Gut microbiome may help prevent development of cow's milk allergy

Racial disparities in asthma can be explained by socioeconomic and environmental factors

Racial disparities in asthma can be explained by socioeconomic and environmental factors

Clinical evidence firmly confirms the HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable concept

Clinical evidence firmly confirms the HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable concept

Specific respiratory microbiome may be linked to influenza susceptibility, finds study

Specific respiratory microbiome may be linked to influenza susceptibility, finds study

University of Cincinnati professor awarded $1.6 million NIAID grant to study Hamburger E. coli

University of Cincinnati professor awarded $1.6 million NIAID grant to study Hamburger E. coli

Half of all food allergy sufferers are not actually allergic

Half of all food allergy sufferers are not actually allergic

Exploring the prevalence of food allergies among U.S. adults

Exploring the prevalence of food allergies among U.S. adults

Common food additive could cause celiac disease, review says

Common food additive could cause celiac disease, review says

Researchers develop mouse model to study consequences of fungal infection in the brain

Researchers develop mouse model to study consequences of fungal infection in the brain

Multicenter study demonstrates effectiveness, safety of topical antibiotics in NICU babies

Multicenter study demonstrates effectiveness, safety of topical antibiotics in NICU babies

Ultrasensitive test detects corrupted protein associated with Alzheimer's and CTE

Ultrasensitive test detects corrupted protein associated with Alzheimer's and CTE

Having pets early in life reduces risk of allergies

Having pets early in life reduces risk of allergies

SLU researcher aims to eliminate TB with focus on high-risk patients

SLU researcher aims to eliminate TB with focus on high-risk patients

Experimental HIV vaccine strategy works in non-human primates, research shows

Experimental HIV vaccine strategy works in non-human primates, research shows

How often pregnant women follow food avoidance strategy to prevent allergy in offspring?

How often pregnant women follow food avoidance strategy to prevent allergy in offspring?