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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.
Monitoring pollen levels using environmental DNA

Monitoring pollen levels using environmental DNA

Study identifies a new mechanism that causes airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma

Study identifies a new mechanism that causes airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma

Environmental DNA could help better understand grasses that cause allergies

Environmental DNA could help better understand grasses that cause allergies

Researchers identify gene variant associated with childhood asthma

Researchers identify gene variant associated with childhood asthma

How is climate change affecting the allergy season?

How is climate change affecting the allergy season?

Study provides a causal link between the Alzheimer's risk gene and COVID-19

Study provides a causal link between the Alzheimer's risk gene and COVID-19

Fecal microbiome differs in healthy and food-allergic twins

Fecal microbiome differs in healthy and food-allergic twins

DNA-editing technique used to extend lifespan of mice with progeria

DNA-editing technique used to extend lifespan of mice with progeria

New project on self-deleting gene technology takes aim at mosquito populations

New project on self-deleting gene technology takes aim at mosquito populations

Gene expression database sheds light on pneumococcal infection

Gene expression database sheds light on pneumococcal infection

Researchers target pathogenic T cells that could lead to new immunotherapy treatments

Researchers target pathogenic T cells that could lead to new immunotherapy treatments

Finding ways to tackle food allergies at the source

Finding ways to tackle food allergies at the source

In-depth review of plant natural products paves way for drug discovery

In-depth review of plant natural products paves way for drug discovery

Discovering a new step in immune cell generation

Discovering a new step in immune cell generation

Study sheds new light on penicillin allergy

Study sheds new light on penicillin allergy

Research on broadly neutralizing antibodies may lead to universal flu vaccine

Research on broadly neutralizing antibodies may lead to universal flu vaccine

Study reveals developmental changes of the immune system in first days of life

Study reveals developmental changes of the immune system in first days of life

Study discusses the role of insects as a potential new food allergen

Study discusses the role of insects as a potential new food allergen

Researchers identify potential drugs that could be repurposed as pan-coronavirus treatments

Researchers identify potential drugs that could be repurposed as pan-coronavirus treatments

Peptide therapy prevents overreaction of the immune system against infections

Peptide therapy prevents overreaction of the immune system against infections