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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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Investigational treatment improves survival rate of babies lacking thymus

Investigational treatment improves survival rate of babies lacking thymus

Study suggests second Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shot may not be needed after previous SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study suggests second Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shot may not be needed after previous SARS-CoV-2 infection

CHOP researchers identify two proteins that could be used for a potential NTHi vaccine

CHOP researchers identify two proteins that could be used for a potential NTHi vaccine

Newly identified genetic mutation causes rare, early onset inflammatory bowel disease

Newly identified genetic mutation causes rare, early onset inflammatory bowel disease

NIH scientists demonstrate efficient aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in hamsters

NIH scientists demonstrate efficient aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in hamsters

T cells are not critical for recovery of primates from acute COVID-19 infections, study reveals

T cells are not critical for recovery of primates from acute COVID-19 infections, study reveals

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