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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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Antibiotic exposure in early childhood linked to later development of asthma and allergies

Antibiotic exposure in early childhood linked to later development of asthma and allergies

Everything you need to know about Paxlovid — especially, should you take it?

Everything you need to know about Paxlovid — especially, should you take it?

Innovative technology reveals new insights into cellular reservoirs of HIV

Innovative technology reveals new insights into cellular reservoirs of HIV

Researchers investigate a drug used for neuromuscular weakness as potential treatment for botulism

Researchers investigate a drug used for neuromuscular weakness as potential treatment for botulism

Using CRISPR technology to successfully prevent and treat SARS-CoV-2 infections

Using CRISPR technology to successfully prevent and treat SARS-CoV-2 infections

LJI study about common cold coronaviruses may offer clues to how immunity can build up against SARS-CoV-2

LJI study about common cold coronaviruses may offer clues to how immunity can build up against SARS-CoV-2

New AI software can create proteins that may be useful as vaccines, cancer treatments

New AI software can create proteins that may be useful as vaccines, cancer treatments

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine now available in the U.S. to protect against severe disease

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine now available in the U.S. to protect against severe disease

New way to test vaccines may be as rigorous and stringent as exposure to field strains of malaria

New way to test vaccines may be as rigorous and stringent as exposure to field strains of malaria

COVID-19 vaccine-boosted neutralizing antibody levels decrease substantially within 3 months

COVID-19 vaccine-boosted neutralizing antibody levels decrease substantially within 3 months

Gonorrhea bacteria may have driven the evolution of gene variants that protect older adults against dementia

Gonorrhea bacteria may have driven the evolution of gene variants that protect older adults against dementia

Proteins' wobbles, shakes and quivers play a key role in their ability to function

Proteins' wobbles, shakes and quivers play a key role in their ability to function

Texas Biomed professor to join $577 million effort for developing antivirals against COVID-19 and other viruses

Texas Biomed professor to join $577 million effort for developing antivirals against COVID-19 and other viruses

New mouse model faithfully mimics brain damage caused by severe Rift Valley Fever virus infection

New mouse model faithfully mimics brain damage caused by severe Rift Valley Fever virus infection

Immune response after transplant is complicated by bacteria in donated organs

Immune response after transplant is complicated by bacteria in donated organs

Children born to mothers with PCOS have increased risk of developing childhood illnesses

Children born to mothers with PCOS have increased risk of developing childhood illnesses

A large, observational, household-based, remote cohort study of SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission in households with children

A large, observational, household-based, remote cohort study of SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission in households with children

University of Oxford begins recruiting for Phase I trial of new TB vaccine

University of Oxford begins recruiting for Phase I trial of new TB vaccine

NIH launches clinical trial evaluating an experimental vaccine to prevent Nipah virus infection

NIH launches clinical trial evaluating an experimental vaccine to prevent Nipah virus infection

Universal influenza B vaccine confers robust and sustained cross-immune protection

Universal influenza B vaccine confers robust and sustained cross-immune protection