Rabu, 23 Juli 2014

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ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Vaccine for dust-mite allergies created

Posted: 22 Jul 2014 01:41 PM PDT

A vaccine for dust-mite allergies has been created, researchers report. In lab tests and animal trials, the nano-sized vaccine package was readily absorbed by immune cells and dramatically lowered allergic responses. "What is new about this is we have developed a vaccine against dust-mite allergens that hasn't been used before," says a corresponding author on the paper.
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Rabu, 16 Juli 2014

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Progress in allergic asthma research after ingestion of fruits

Posted: 15 Jul 2014 05:50 AM PDT

The interaction between two proteins can be the responsible for the allergic asthma episodes after eating an infected fruit, new research suggests. Alternaria alternata is a fungus that proliferates in fruit and vegetables crops and also when are collected and are on sale for the final consumer. A protein known as Alt a 1 and related to the virulence is found in the spores, this protein is described as the major allergen of this fungus. According to this research, this protein can be a major cause of childhood asthma in U.S.
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Senin, 14 Juli 2014

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ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Cause of mysterious food allergy found, new treatment strategy suggested

Posted: 13 Jul 2014 12:55 PM PDT

A novel genetic and molecular pathway in the esophagus that causes eosinophillic esophagitis has been identified by researchers, opening up potential new therapeutic strategies for an enigmatic and hard-to-treat food allergy. The condition is triggered by allergic hypersensitivity to certain foods and an over-accumulation in the esophagus of white blood cells called eosinophils (part of the body's immune system).
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Kamis, 10 Juli 2014

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ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Children on dairy farms run one-tenth the risk of developing allergies; Dairy farm exposure also beneficial during pregnancy

Posted: 09 Jul 2014 06:56 AM PDT

Children who live on farms that produce milk run one-tenth the risk of developing allergies as other rural children. According to researchers, pregnant women may benefit from spending time on dairy farms to promote maturation of the fetal and neonatal immune system.
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