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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.
UA Valley Fever Center For Excellence awarded NIH grant to accelerate vaccine development

UA Valley Fever Center For Excellence awarded NIH grant to accelerate vaccine development

New strategy allows researchers to identify potential treatments for altered levels of MeCP2

New strategy allows researchers to identify potential treatments for altered levels of MeCP2

USC scientist finds new approach to prevent HIV infection

USC scientist finds new approach to prevent HIV infection

Symptoms, triggers of food intolerance found to be similar in animals and humans

Symptoms, triggers of food intolerance found to be similar in animals and humans

NIH scientists develop laboratory model to study tickborne flaviviruses

NIH scientists develop laboratory model to study tickborne flaviviruses

Food allergies: Mechanism underlying cross-reaction between cypress pollen and certain fruits revealed

Food allergies: Mechanism underlying cross-reaction between cypress pollen and certain fruits revealed

Study provides evidence that oral immunotherapy may be possible cure for peanut allergy

Study provides evidence that oral immunotherapy may be possible cure for peanut allergy

Peanut allergy successfully kept at bay with immune-based therapy

Peanut allergy successfully kept at bay with immune-based therapy

Researchers identify role of blood-filtering organs in fighting against viral infections

Researchers identify role of blood-filtering organs in fighting against viral infections

Researchers investigate how previous exposure to West Nile virus affects Zika infection

Researchers investigate how previous exposure to West Nile virus affects Zika infection

Understanding the rise in NTM infections

Understanding the rise in NTM infections

FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for multiplex Zika test

FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for multiplex Zika test

Duke researchers map evolution of sex chromosomes in fungus linked to human disease

Duke researchers map evolution of sex chromosomes in fungus linked to human disease

Study provides new insight into development of immune cells

Study provides new insight into development of immune cells

Tackling food allergies: is immunotherapy the answer?

Tackling food allergies: is immunotherapy the answer?

UM SOM awarded $2.47 million grant to develop vaccine against Shigella, ETEC infections

UM SOM awarded $2.47 million grant to develop vaccine against Shigella, ETEC infections

Anti-allergy medicines may be effective treatment for deadly blood clots in the legs

Anti-allergy medicines may be effective treatment for deadly blood clots in the legs

InDevR gets NIAID support for verification, validation studies on new potency test for influenza viruses

InDevR gets NIAID support for verification, validation studies on new potency test for influenza viruses

Biomedical researcher wins $1.9 million federal grant to develop enhanced influenza vaccines

Biomedical researcher wins $1.9 million federal grant to develop enhanced influenza vaccines

Immune system may wage a battle in Parkinson’s disease

Immune system may wage a battle in Parkinson’s disease