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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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ACTG announces positive data for monoclonal antibody combination therapy from the ACTIV-2 study

ACTG announces positive data for monoclonal antibody combination therapy from the ACTIV-2 study

Novel CT scan-based approach indicates possible lung destruction in some people with asthma

Novel CT scan-based approach indicates possible lung destruction in some people with asthma

Study provides new insight into the mosquito immune system and disease transmission

Study provides new insight into the mosquito immune system and disease transmission

Researchers find clues to how lung damage develops in the aftermath of a respiratory infection

Researchers find clues to how lung damage develops in the aftermath of a respiratory infection

Headed away to school? Here’s what students with health issues need to know

Headed away to school? Here’s what students with health issues need to know

Atomic-level imaging of infectious prions reveals new therapeutic targets for untreatable diseases

Atomic-level imaging of infectious prions reveals new therapeutic targets for untreatable diseases

Study suggests a novel therapeutic target to reverse lung fibrosis

Study suggests a novel therapeutic target to reverse lung fibrosis

Researchers create a novel strategy for developing an effective TB vaccine

Researchers create a novel strategy for developing an effective TB vaccine

HHS public health and medical experts release joint statement on COVID-19 booster shots for Americans

HHS public health and medical experts release joint statement on COVID-19 booster shots for Americans

HHS public health and medical experts release statement on plan for COVID-19 booster shots

HHS public health and medical experts release statement on plan for COVID-19 booster shots

Researchers receive $26.5 million NIH grant to pursue a new strategy for curing HIV

Researchers receive $26.5 million NIH grant to pursue a new strategy for curing HIV

Study investigates airborne and fomite transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Syrian hamsters

Study investigates airborne and fomite transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Syrian hamsters

Study identifies mechanism of resistance and presents a much-needed target for advanced leukemias

Study identifies mechanism of resistance and presents a much-needed target for advanced leukemias

‘I don’t want to risk my life for a paycheck’: Immunosuppressed people grapple with returning to work

‘I don’t want to risk my life for a paycheck’: Immunosuppressed people grapple with returning to work

Study finds worsening disparities among states in use of HIV-prevention drugs

Study finds worsening disparities among states in use of HIV-prevention drugs

South Australian-developed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine shows promise to prevent COVID-19 lung infection

South Australian-developed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine shows promise to prevent COVID-19 lung infection

Small NIH clinical trial shows that new monoclonal antibody can prevent malaria

Small NIH clinical trial shows that new monoclonal antibody can prevent malaria

Potential new treatment for mast cell cancers reduces tumor size and prevents organ infiltration

Potential new treatment for mast cell cancers reduces tumor size and prevents organ infiltration

Pilot study assesses antibody response to third COVID-19 vaccine dose in kidney transplant recipients

Pilot study assesses antibody response to third COVID-19 vaccine dose in kidney transplant recipients

Study reports on COVID-19 vaccine-related adverse events in young Japanese population

Study reports on COVID-19 vaccine-related adverse events in young Japanese population