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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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Study reveals safety of second mRNA COVID-19 vaccine dose after allergic reactions to first dose

Study reveals safety of second mRNA COVID-19 vaccine dose after allergic reactions to first dose

Two types of blood pressure drugs provide equal benefits, but side effects differ

Two types of blood pressure drugs provide equal benefits, but side effects differ

Novel atlas charts how different antibodies attack a major piece of SARS-CoV-2 machinery

Novel atlas charts how different antibodies attack a major piece of SARS-CoV-2 machinery

UMass Amherst Ph.D. candidate receives USDA-NIFA fellowship for food allergy research

UMass Amherst Ph.D. candidate receives USDA-NIFA fellowship for food allergy research

Blunted antiviral responses in the nasopharynx may underlie severe COVID-19

Blunted antiviral responses in the nasopharynx may underlie severe COVID-19

Epstein-Barr virus reactivation may play a role in long COVID and severe COVID-19 cases

Epstein-Barr virus reactivation may play a role in long COVID and severe COVID-19 cases

Research focuses on ways to enhance gluten-free products

Research focuses on ways to enhance gluten-free products

Clinical trial to test personalized treatment for severe asthma caused by a specific mutation

Clinical trial to test personalized treatment for severe asthma caused by a specific mutation

Existing drug may be effective in treating COVID-19

Existing drug may be effective in treating COVID-19

Scientists seek to block pathogen’s most reliable weapon to cause severe malaria

Scientists seek to block pathogen’s most reliable weapon to cause severe malaria

Less than half of the consumers find allergy information on food labels to be clear

Less than half of the consumers find allergy information on food labels to be clear

APPC survey: Public trust in top U.S. health agencies and Fauci holds steady

APPC survey: Public trust in top U.S. health agencies and Fauci holds steady

$40 million multi-year study to examine long-term impacts of COVID-19 and MIS-C

$40 million multi-year study to examine long-term impacts of COVID-19 and MIS-C

Study: Second dose of COVID-19 vaccine induces a powerful boost to the immune system

Study: Second dose of COVID-19 vaccine induces a powerful boost to the immune system

Researchers isolate human monoclonal antibodies that may neutralize several norovirus variants

Researchers isolate human monoclonal antibodies that may neutralize several norovirus variants

Virginia Tech researchers receive $2.7 million grant to study mosquito's biological timing

Virginia Tech researchers receive $2.7 million grant to study mosquito's biological timing

Study: Adolescent girls and young women can and will use HIV prevention products with consistency

Study: Adolescent girls and young women can and will use HIV prevention products with consistency

Short chain fatty acids have potential therapeutic applications against COVID-19, study suggests

Short chain fatty acids have potential therapeutic applications against COVID-19, study suggests

Bacteroides-dominant gut microbiome linked with advanced cognition and language skills in infant boys

Bacteroides-dominant gut microbiome linked with advanced cognition and language skills in infant boys

Combination of dietary isoflavones and metabolizing gut bacteria may protect against MS

Combination of dietary isoflavones and metabolizing gut bacteria may protect against MS