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

... 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 antigen-specific T cells in cord blood. Recently, a newly developed technique known as MHC tetramer s...

Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease

...oring is in fact part of the spectrum of childhood allergic diseases. So whilst the condition looks and sounds...l children with rhinitis were similar to those for allergic diseases in a group of children who have been monitored since before they were born. “Our finding...

The insect vector always bites twice

...hip, up to now dealt with mainly from the angle of allergic responses to bites or in the search for veterinary vaccines, constitutes now an important research path for new surveillance and prevention strategies. ...

Researchers develop buckyballs to fight allergy

...particle called a buckyball – the ability to block allergic response, setting the stage for the development of...he first to show that buckyballs are able to block allergic response in human cell culture experiments. Buckyballs, or fullerenes, are nanoparticles contain...

Early exposure to indoor fungus molecules may protect infants against future allergies

...robial exposures affect the development of certain allergic conditions—including asthma, dermatitis and hay fever—later in life....

Peanut allergies overstated, study finds

...nut skin-prick-test. If a child is potentially allergic to peanut, he or she will get a hive as a result o...ve of having peanut allergy - were found not to be allergic to peanuts when they took a peanut challenge. A challenge involves eating peanuts in a hospital envi...

Allergy to hair dye increasing

...and other related agents. During the 20th century, allergic reactions to PPD became such a serious problem tha...d to use such dyes even when advised that they are allergic to them and risk severe reactions, they conclude. ...

New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza

...d in autoimmune diseases and epitopes that trigger allergic and asthmatic reactions. Dr. Sette and his colleagues have also built numerous tools for analyzing and visualizing the data and for predicting immunity against different pathogens--all of which is publicly accessible on their Web site (see http://im...

Bacterial walls come tumbling down

...n a wide range of biochemical reactions, including allergic responses and cell signaling in cancer. ...

Grape expectations for healthier wine

...is effective, it is corrosive and can cause severe allergic reactions in some people. Wine-makers have a similar problem in that the sulphites added to wines to prolong their shelf-life and allow them to age can make their wines unpalatable to some drinkers. Francisco Artes-Hernandez and his team at the Te...

White blood cells in lung produce histamine seen in allergies

...stamine, the inflammatory compound released during allergic reactions that causes runny nose, watery eyes, and wheezing, can be produced in large amounts in the lung by neutrophils, the white blood cells that are the major component of pus. Pus, a fluid found in infected tissue, is produced as a result of i...

Hay fever can send work productivity down the drain

...om at least some symptoms related to hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, said Sheryl Szeinbach, the study's lead ...cal and prescription records showed a diagnosis of allergic rhinitis. Participants were asked about the severity and type of allergy symptoms they had, and whet...

Non-GMO solution to seafood allergies

...ds removing from prawns the proteins that cause an allergic response without resorting to genetic manipulation, reports Lisa Richards in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. Li Zhenxing led the research at the Ocean University of China. The team revealed that treating prawns with a combination ...

'Allergy cells' can aggravate cancer and psoriasis

The body's mast cells are mainly associated with allergic reaction in the way they release histamine and oth...st cells are most known for their association with allergic reactions, as they act like microscopic "bombs" to trigger the release of a number of substances tha...

Children of allergy sufferers prone to same problem

...ezing, asthma, hay fever or hives risk developing allergic sensitization much earlier in life than previously...d early and monitored for the possibility of later allergic respiratory disease. Produced by scientists in UC's departments of environmental health and intern...

Friendly bacteria in alcoholic milkshake could fight food allergies

...ay play a role in blocking the pathway involved in allergic responses, Lisa Richards reports in Chemistry &... release of histamine, a chemical which stimulates allergic responses, such as inflammation and constriction of airways. Ji-Ruei Liu's team of scientists at ...

Pilot study successful in taming allergic reactions to food

Children who were allergic to eggs were able to essentially overcome their al...ted States, Burks said. Just how many children are allergic to eggs is unclear, but the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases estimates that 6 p...

Key molecular signaling switch involved in allergic disease identified

...e for triggering a chain of events that results in allergic reaction, according to new study findings publishe...f new strategies and target therapies that control allergic disease ?the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the United States. Allergic diseases such ...

Tests may help answer questions about GMOs and allergies

...potential of genetically engineered foods to cause allergic reactions in humans is a big reason for opposition...her genetically engineered foods could cause human allergic reactions. Venu Gangur, MSU assistant professor of food science and human nutrition, has received a ...

Unique soybean lines hold promise for producing allergy-free soybeans

... Currently, 6 percent to 8 percent of children are allergic to soy-based products, including infant formulas, while 2 percent of adults have had allergic reactions, which range from harmless skin reactions and gastrointestinal irritation to more serious ...

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