Allergy

Multiple Allergic Reactions Traced To Single Protein

Points to new strategy to reduce allergic responses to many medications ...

CUHK Unveils Genome of Dermatophagoides farinae

Casting New Light on Diagnosis and Interventions of Inhalant Allergies ...

Paediatric allergy research to benefit from global broking company's charity day

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in children – in the UK and US alone, one in 50 have the condition. Current guidelines advise parents to completely avoid exposing their children to peanut, but Professor Gideon Lack and his team of researchers from King’s Department of Paediatric Allergy are now undertaking research to determine if this really is the best approach for the prevention of peanut and other food allergies. ... Full story

Scientists uncover why major cow milk allergen is actually allergenic

Cow milk allergy occurs in children and in adults. Scientists at Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna, and the University of Vienna investigated what actually makes the milk allergenic. A specific protein in milk known as beta-lactoglobulin is able to initiate an allergy only when being devoid of iron. Loaded with iron, the protein is harmless. The scientists discovered the same mechanism recently with regard to birch pollen allergy. Their findings help to decipher allergic reactions and were published in the journal PLOS ONE. ... Full story

More Genetic Clues Found in a Severe Food Allergy

CHOP Experts: In Eosinophilic Esophagitis, New Targets Emerge for Potential Treatments ... Full story

More Genetic Clues Found in a Severe Food Allergy

CHOP Experts: In Eosinophilic Esophagitis, New Targets Emerge for Potential Treatments ... Full story

Peanut in house dust linked to allergy and eczema in infancy

A new study led by researchers at King’s College London in collaboration with the US Consortium of Food Allergy Research and the University of Dundee has found a strong link between environmental exposure to peanut protein during infancy (measured in household dust) and an allergic response to peanuts in children who have eczema early in life. ... Full story

Holiday Fare May Present Problems for People with Food Allergies

During the holidays, the very variety and complexity of foods served can make it difficult for someone with a food allergy to know what to avoid and what to try. ... Full story

All Kidding Aside: Medical Clowns Calm Children During Uncomfortable Allergy Test

For the first time, TAU study empirically confirms effectiveness of "medical clowns" in puncture tests ... Full story

Peanut in house dust linked to allergy in children with skin gene mutation

A new study by The University of Manchester, working with colleagues at King’s College London and the University of Dundee, has found a strong link between exposure to peanut protein in household dust during infancy and the development of peanut allergy in children genetically predisposed to a skin barrier defect. ... Full story

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