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Size and Position of Floral Anther Plays a Vital Role in Pollination

...e sizes and positioning of the anthers facilitates pollen collection by buzz-pollinating bees . The male floral structures, anthers, release the pollen gradually, like tiny gumball dispensers. Unlike moths and butterflies that are often brilliantly ...

China Turning Tables on the US on Food Import

...ax and CMO exported health capsules, including bee pollen and bacteria-fighting supplements. Supervalu exported Sun-Maid Golden Raisins. Sulfur-dioxide is used as preservatives in dried fruits. Fridays announcement is the second such incident in recent days. Few days earlier the Chinese authority had seiz...

Hay Fever Can Send Work Productivity Down the Drain

...unoglobulin E (IgE) to specific allergens, such as pollen from grass and trees. IgE is an antibody that triggers allergic reactions. In a previous study, Szeinbach found that the ImmunoCAP IgE blood test was more accurate in diagnosing allergies when compared to other specific IgE blood tests. While IgE t...

April Showers Bring May Flowers – And Plenty of Pollen, To

...ing a reminder of what you can do to cope with the pollen in the air, and how an ear, nose, and throat specialist can help. // This spring, pollen from blooming trees and plants will join other allergens in affecting over 45 million Americans, cau...

What Causes Hayfever?

... that nitric oxide (NO) and nitrite is released by pollen grains, and they suggest that this could be what t...ight says, “Our research is the first to show that pollen which is allergenic releases much greater amounts of NO and nitrite than a non-allergenic pollen.” ...

Weather Forecasts Spring Pollen Allergy Severity

... sneezing and wheezing for millions of people with pollen allergy.// Hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhin...urs. While there is no way to accurately predict pollen counts or how bad this spring allergy season will be, according to the American College of Allergy, ...

Allergies Not Just for Children Anymore

...drugs, foods and animal dander. For things such as pollen and mold, total avoidance is often not possible, s...g exposures, such as controlling inside air during pollen season and humidity to minimize indoor mold, can be quite effective. Some allergic conditions can ...

Hay Fever Season may Begin Earlier, Warns Experts

...rers more to sneeze at, //as allergens such as the pollen of alder and hazel have already been observed in... Experts say if winters turn out milder, the birch pollen season may start much earlier than the traditional date. Allergy UK spokesman Lindsey McManus says...

Revolutionary Pill Promises Relief for Hay Fever Sufferers

...ction. This too contains protein derivatives of pollen allergens and is based on immunotherapy too. It promises a respite of 3 years from hay fever after being taken. The drawbacks of the injection vaccine could be serious side effects in one out of 500 cases in addition to the disinclination of many t...

Impact of Climate Change in Africa

...ained using radiocarbon dating and analysis of the pollen and charcoal fragments enabled a picture of environmental changes to be built up. 'It is painstaking work, but the results were clear' says Dr Gillson 'at the time of the Emutai there was a drought, an increase in burning and soil erosion: indicators...

Vaccine against grass pollen allergy introduced by ALK-Abell

...tients in Germany who suffer from allergy to grass pollen will now benefit from a suitable vaccine against i...focusing on allergy treatment. Allergy from grass pollen prominently disrupts quality of life affecting concentration at work or school dampening social inte...

New Zealand Scientist Warns On Fake Drugs

...op forensic palynologists, a scientist who studies pollen and spores. He said while working for Interpol, he analysed fake pills that contained the pollen of about 30 species of trees and herbs found in areas along the Chinese-Vietnam border. Other subst...

Zaditor? - over-the-counter drug for itchy eyes

...is includes allergy due to seasonal allergens like pollen and ragweed, or perennial allergens like animal ha...suffer from itchy eyes caused by allergens such as pollen or pet dander can get fast, long-acting relief over-the-counter with Zaditor," says Marion Morton, H...

Anti-allergy vaccine based on 'hygiene hypothesis'

...hat could obliterate common allergies like asthma, pollen and hayfever that afflict millions of people.// ...ld reduction in the patient’s sensitivity to grass pollen after a 6-weeks course of injections. A previous study reveals drug’s efficacy against h...

Allergic Rhinitis Associated with Impaired Sleep Quality

...e on sleep. Allergic rhinitis, which occurs when pollen or other allergens irritate and inflame the nasal passages, affects about 20 to 50 percent of the population, according to background information in the article. Allergies have been shown to affect quality of life and several studies have suggested ...

Cancer and psoriasis triggered by mast cells

... reactions are activated when an allergen (such as pollen particles) binds to receptors on the surface of the mast cell, which then opens and secretes part of its contents. In the past few years it has emerged that mast cells, which are a type of immune cell, are probably also involved in the development of...

Consumption Of Uncooked Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Can Lead To Oral Allergies

...I) Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee said, “The pollen released from ragweed is the airborne allergen most responsible for the onslaught of allergy symptoms at this time of year.” She also added, “In addition to sneezing and itchy, water eyes, and symptoms of OAS, ragweed allergies can take a heavy toll ...

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables too can cause allergy!!

...-August, cause OAS or pollen-food syndrome. "The pollen released from ragweed is the airborne allergen mos...on" between allergy antibodies intended for target pollen proteins and similar proteins found in other parts of plants results in OAS symptoms. These symptoms...

Device Can "Battle" Hospital Infections

...ia, spores, viruses, influenza including bird flu, pollen and mold. That contrasts with the current conventional technology, HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) paper filters, which trap large airborne spores and need to be changed frequently, stored carefully and subsequently destroyed. "With HEPA...

Drugs to Work on Allergen rather than Allergy Sufferer

...he tubes of the lungs," he said. "Allergens from pollen or house dust mites are inhaled and then dissolve the binding material between the cells that form these protective linings; they can then enter the body by passing between the cells to cause an allergic response. "The drugs we are developing -- ca...

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