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Duke Study Shows Early Marrow Transplant Key To 'Bubble Boy' Disease Cure
...cca Buckley, chief of Duke's division of pediatric allergy
and immunology. Buckley said early diagnosis of SCID is rare because doctors do notroutinely perform a test in newborns to count white blood cells. Such ablood test could pick up children with SCID as well as those with otherserious immune defi...
Photocatalytic Air Cleaning System Promises To Help Allergy Sufferers
..."Inhaled mold spores are also responsible for many allergy
symptoms and aggravate asthma. Mold seeds are microscopic and need to be 100 percent destroyed. Otherwise they lie dormant and grow back. Because mold spores also circulate in the air, cleaning an environmental surface is not an efficient way of elim...
Common Food Dye Can Cause Severe Allergic Reactions
...ract. Physicians often confirm the results of allergy
skin tests through a radioallergosorbent test (RAST), which detects antigens produced in the body in response to an allergen. Baldwin could not administer a RAST for cochineal extract, however, because no such test has been developed for the additiv...
Lactose-Intolerant People Should Drink More Milk, Expert Says
...se intolerant, actually this isn't the case. "Milk allergy
is often confused with lactose intolerance, but th...newborns, but that almost all infants outgrow this allergy
by their first birthday. "The best way to deal with this is to continue breast feeding," he says....
Allergies To Rubber Affect 12.5 Percent Of Health Care Workers
...andexamination gloves is on the cusp of developing allergy
symptoms that couldseriously affect both their hea...ergies and specificfor the rubber proteins, but no allergy
symptoms yet. "They have produced IgE antibodies, and when these antibodiesre-encounter rubb...
Dust Mite Behavior May Show New Ways To Control Pests
... which excreteproteins that can trigger asthma and allergy
attacks in people. Glen Needham, associate professor of entomology, explained how dust mitesare vulnerable to changes in moisture. Because of low humidity, theaverage home is not a friendly place for mites -- its like a moonscape,h...
Allergy And Asthma-Exaceberating Mites, Molds And Pollens On The Rise Due To El Niño . . . La Niña
... to two specialists at Cedars-SinaiMedical Center, allergy
and asthma sufferers can expect more frequent and ... dry winds kick up the pollens onceagain, renewing allergy
and asthma attacks. "This year, conditions in Southern California are worse for allergy
Key Asthma And Allergy Molecule Pictured
...lead to the development of a new class of drugsfor allergy
and asthma sufferers, researchers at Northwestern ...shing a barrage ofimmune responses. In the case of allergy
and asthma, the high-affinityimmunoglobulin-E receptor on the surface of mast cells anchors immunogl...
UI researchers advance potential, potent way to stimulate human immune system
...clinical trials in infectious diseases, cancer and allergy
are expected to beginbefore the end of the year." The researchers' funding included grants from the DeutscheForschungsgemeinschaft (a government agency in Germany), the U.S. Department ofVeterans Affairs, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)....
Mayo Clinic study implicates fungus as cause of chronic sinusitis
...ue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. "Fungus allergy
was thought to be involved in less than ten percent of cases.Our studies indicate that, in fact, fungus is likely the cause of nearly all ofthese problems. And it is not an allergic reaction, but an immune reaction." The researchers studied 210 patie...
Isolated Barbados population helps researchers zero in on asthma and allergic disease genes
...zation days. For more information about asthma and allergy
research at Johns Hopkins, visit http://www.hopkins-allergy.org ....
New findings on genetically modified plants and foods
New treatments, nutritional boosts and allergy
issues SAN FRANCISCO -- More than 25 scientific papers featured at the 219th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, will focus on the agricultural and food chemistry behind genetically modifie...
Cat allergy sufferers find relief in asthma drug
...ls released by lung cells that are responsible for allergy
symptoms. Because the drug has been very successful in treating asthma in adults and children, Hopkins researchers tested its potential to stop allergic reactions to cats. The researchers enlisted 18 individuals with cat allergies and randomly ass...
Cincinnati Children's researchers uncover critical food allergy pathway
...se model of eosinophil-associated gastrointestinal allergy
and challenged the mice with oral allergens, mimic...rming rate," says Dr. Rothenberg, section chief of allergy
and clinical immunology in Cincinnati Children's division of pulmonary medicine, allergy
Molecular structure key to allergies and asthma is identified
... barrage of immune system defense mechanisms. In allergy
and asthma, the high-affinity immunoglobin-E receptor on the surface of mast cells anchors IgE, the antibody that recognizes allergens and triggers the mast cells to produce histamine, leukotrienes, cytokines and other broadly-acting effector substan...
Even the Immune System works with Pincers
...ll antibodies of the immunoglobulin IgG and of the allergy
triggering IgE consist of similar amino acid sequences and also have similar Fc receptors, the scientists from Martinsried/Germany conclude that also in these cases the respective antibody/receptor complexes resemble the described one. With...
Searching for the secrets of drug-free transplants
...w tolerance impacts autoimmune diseases as well as allergy
and asthma," said Adriana Zeevi, Ph.D., professor of pathology and surgery at the university's Starzl Institute and co-principal investigator with Dr. Thomson. Dr. Thomson's research interests have focused on the role of dendritic cells in toleran...
UC Davis study shows spirulina boosts immune system
...van de Water, associate professor of rheumatology, allergy
and clinical immunology at UC Davis. "Through research, we are learning exactly how these foods improve immune system function and how they are a beneficial addition to our diet."...
Mouse allergy contributes to inner-city asthma crisis
...eatures, until now, not much was known about mouse allergy
in the general population. To fill this knowledge ...se allergy, and there was a connection between the allergy
and asthma severity," says Wood. Wood and his colleagues recommend that doctors begin evaluating ast...
A paradox helps explain how aspirin works
... chemicals that trigger inflammation. Casolaro, an allergy
researcher, wondered whether IL-4, a cytokine, was in this category. His tests showed that IL-4 was not, however, and, in fact, that NF-ΚB repressed IL-4 expression in immune system cells. Putting the pieces of the puzzle together, Casola...
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