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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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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

Standardized comprehensive care pathway can help avoid 80% of asthma-related hospitalizations

Standardized comprehensive care pathway can help avoid 80% of asthma-related hospitalizations

Study: Diet rich in fermented foods boosts microbial diversity, decreases inflammation

Study: Diet rich in fermented foods boosts microbial diversity, decreases inflammation

Transgender, nonbinary people faced reduced access to gender-affirming care during the pandemic

Transgender, nonbinary people faced reduced access to gender-affirming care during the pandemic

Why is the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant so concerning?

Why is the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant so concerning?

Enzyme inhibitor boosts immune system to fight MRSA and other dangerous skin infections

Enzyme inhibitor boosts immune system to fight MRSA and other dangerous skin infections

Children's Hospital Colorado one of seven hospitals driving pediatric asthma research

Children's Hospital Colorado one of seven hospitals driving pediatric asthma research

Study addresses potential interrelations between AID/APOBECs and the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Study addresses potential interrelations between AID/APOBECs and the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Mutations in the Epsilon variant contribute to SARS-CoV-2 immune evasion

Mutations in the Epsilon variant contribute to SARS-CoV-2 immune evasion

Exposure to beneficial microorganisms is not affected by targeted hygiene or cleaning

Exposure to beneficial microorganisms is not affected by targeted hygiene or cleaning

Vaccines grown in eggs can lead to an off-target antibody response

Vaccines grown in eggs can lead to an off-target antibody response

Research associates prior encounter with seasonal coronavirus to milder COVID-19 symptoms

Research associates prior encounter with seasonal coronavirus to milder COVID-19 symptoms

Study highlights the importance of T cell cross reactivity in stopping severe COVID-19 infections

Study highlights the importance of T cell cross reactivity in stopping severe COVID-19 infections

New malaria vaccine is undergoing Phase 1 trials but current results show it provides strong and long-lasting protection

New malaria vaccine is undergoing Phase 1 trials but current results show it provides strong and long-lasting protection

Novel candidate malaria vaccine confers high levels of durable protection

Novel candidate malaria vaccine confers high levels of durable protection