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Pregnant mom's exposure to flu vaccine kick-starts fetal immune system

...be exposed to and mount an immune response against allergens to which the mother has been exposed, and this may have an effect on the development of allergic sensitivity (e.g. eczema and asthma) later in an infant’s life. However this hypothesis has remained controversial because of an inability to detect anti...

Non-GMO solution to seafood allergies

...n New Orleans, USA, is already working on removing allergens from prawns using genetic techniques. But Zhenxing’s method could be preferable for people wary of eating genetically modified foods. ...

Children of allergy sufferers prone to same problem

...ent practice of avoiding skin testing for airborne allergens before age 4 or 5 should be reconsidered, so child... is underemphasized, "even though sensitization to allergens at younger ages has been shown to be more important than sensitization in late childhood for the dev...

Friendly bacteria in alcoholic milkshake could fight food allergies

...t might cause disease. However, in the presence of allergens it can also activate cells responsible for the release of histamine, a chemical which stimulates allergic responses, such as inflammation and constriction of airways. Ji-Ruei Liu's team of scientists at the National Formosa University, Yunlin, Tai...

Allergy battle could be won in five years, says scientist

...y of London, are developing drugs designed to stop allergens from entering the body, so rendering them harmless...y Inhibitors (ADIs) ?are designed to disable these allergens so they can no longer eat through the protective cell layer and block the allergic reaction before i...

Airborne mold spores increase kids' risk for multiple allergies

... known about how infant allergies to environmental allergens develop," she adds, "and more research is needed before we will fully understand the impact of fungi as an allergen in infants." If mold is found in the home, the UC team recommends following the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-accepted guidel...

Researchers Discover Gene That Determines Asthma Susceptibility By Regulating Inflammation

... in mice. “Nrf2 is critical for proper response to allergens in lungs and maintenance of a balance between ROS production. Antioxidant capability regulated by Nrf2 may be a major determinant of susceptibility to allergen-mediated asthma,?says Biswal. “Nrf2 regulated pathways seem to intervene inflammation at s...

New processing method reduces peanut allergenicity

...nd even soups there is a need to inactivate peanut allergens to protect consumers from a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction," says Jianmei Yu, a researcher on the study. In the United States, the most significant rise in food allergies has been attributed to peanuts and other nuts. The allergenici...

Bleach found to neutralize mold allergens

...n household mold, but may also neutralize the mold allergens that cause most mold-related health complaints. Th..." The need for denaturing or neutralizing mold allergens is a critical step in mold treatment that has not been fully understood. Currently, most recommendat...

Inflammatory molecules released by pollen trigger allergies

...d that extracts from birch pollen and other common allergens block the production of a soluble protein by immune cells that normally inhibits allergic reactions. They went on to identify the compound in the pollen extracts that caused the inhibitory response and showed that it was similar to certain pro-inflam...

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