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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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Schoolchildren in Hong Kong surveyed on the prevalence and impact of allergic diseases

Schoolchildren in Hong Kong surveyed on the prevalence and impact of allergic diseases

New method reverses insecticide resistance using CRISPR/Cas9 technology

New method reverses insecticide resistance using CRISPR/Cas9 technology

Respiratory viruses lacking NS2 protein can be destroyed by the body's immune response

Respiratory viruses lacking NS2 protein can be destroyed by the body's immune response

Study evaluates acute and long-term adverse events following immunization with COVID-19 Moderna vaccine

Study evaluates acute and long-term adverse events following immunization with COVID-19 Moderna vaccine

New technique could allow more diseases to be safely treated by nanomedicine

New technique could allow more diseases to be safely treated by nanomedicine

International study offers a clearer picture of COVID-19's impact on children

International study offers a clearer picture of COVID-19's impact on children

Slight pH adjustment may turn a metabolic inhibiting drug into promising COVID-19 treatment

Slight pH adjustment may turn a metabolic inhibiting drug into promising COVID-19 treatment

Scientists discover antibody that inhibits a broad range of sarbecoviruses

Scientists discover antibody that inhibits a broad range of sarbecoviruses

Researchers explore novel strategy to improve the reprogramming efficiency of human fibroblasts

Researchers explore novel strategy to improve the reprogramming efficiency of human fibroblasts

Research may pave the way for designing new therapies to combat schistosomiasis

Research may pave the way for designing new therapies to combat schistosomiasis

Efficacy of COVID-19 convalescent plasma therapy in patients with hematological malignancies and COVID-19

Efficacy of COVID-19 convalescent plasma therapy in patients with hematological malignancies and COVID-19

Exposure to parasitic roundworm linked with lower lung-function and asthma in younger men

Exposure to parasitic roundworm linked with lower lung-function and asthma in younger men

Study finds rise in marijuana use among pregnant and postpartum people living with HIV

Study finds rise in marijuana use among pregnant and postpartum people living with HIV

The use of monoclonal antibodies against infectious pathogens

The use of monoclonal antibodies against infectious pathogens

Orphanhood decreases with the availability of antiretroviral therapy and male circumcision

Orphanhood decreases with the availability of antiretroviral therapy and male circumcision

Structural blueprint of nanoparticles developed to target neutrophils responsible for acute lung inflammation

Structural blueprint of nanoparticles developed to target neutrophils responsible for acute lung inflammation

Researchers discover antibodies that neutralize omicron and other SARS-CoV-2 variants

Researchers discover antibodies that neutralize omicron and other SARS-CoV-2 variants

Study helps explain why mRNA vaccines have been successful at preventing severe COVID-19

Study helps explain why mRNA vaccines have been successful at preventing severe COVID-19

Scientists identify a new Achilles' heel of influenza virus

Scientists identify a new Achilles' heel of influenza virus

Are our bowel habits written in our DNA?

Are our bowel habits written in our DNA?