Using sugar molecules researchers from the University of Copenhagen have developed a new vaccine for hay fever that may reduce treatment times and increase the effect of treatments. The vaccine, which is still at the earliest research stage, has been tested on mice. The method can potentially also be used to develop different forms of […]Continue Reading ...
An increase in the Lone Star tick population since 2006, and the ability to recognize the ticks as the source of “alpha gal” allergy to red meat has meant significantly more cases of anaphylaxis being properly identified. A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the American College of […]Continue Reading ...
July 30, 2018 An increase in the Lone Star tick population since 2006, and the ability to recognize the ticks as the source of “alpha gal” allergy to red meat has meant significantly more cases of anaphylaxis being properly identified. A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Medical University of Vienna Whether or not you develop an allergy is largely dependent upon genetic factors. This is the main finding of a study recently published in EBioMedicine, just in time for World Allergy Week. The study was supervision of Winfried F. Pickl from MedUni Vienna’s Institute of Immunology. The Vienna researchers were […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScApril 13, 2018 A vaccine delivered in the form of an ultrafine nasal spray has been shown to protect against allergy symptoms peanut sensitive mice, according to a study from the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center at the University of Michigan. Credit: Sebastian Kaulitzk/Shutterstock.com The research, which was supported by the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Infant and childhood food allergy, whose cause has long been a mystery, has now been linked to a mix of environmental and genetic factors that must coexist to trigger the allergy, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The factors contributing to food allergy include the genetics that alter skin absorbency, use […]Continue Reading ...
April 3, 2018 Atlas Award-winning study in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology calls for more funding and motivated governments Allergies are on the rise in Africa, but with too few specialists to treat them, and a parallel increase in immune deficiency diseases, the situation is worse than we thought. According to researchers from […]Continue Reading ...
March 14, 2018 Nearly all school nurses participating in a national survey (96 percent) reported that staff at their school received training on handling severe allergic reactions to food. Over 80 percent asserted that their school had an emergency epinephrine auto-injector on hand to stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. The study findings, published in […]Continue Reading ...
August 15, 2018 You’ve just gotten your summer routine dialed in, and you have to think about how to keep fall allergies at bay? Yes. But the good news is if you start planning now, your allergy symptoms will likely be much less severe, and you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty the fall season […]Continue Reading ...
May 23, 2018 One in five parents did not feel that their child with food allergy was safe while at school, according to results of a national survey published in BMC Pediatrics. While most of the 289 parents surveyed reported that their child’s school had implemented at least one food allergy policy, they felt that […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 — An experimental peanut-allergy vaccine proved effective in mice, researchers say. The vaccine protected allergic mice from reactions such as itchy skin and breathing problems when they were exposed to peanuts two weeks after their final vaccine dose, according to the University of Michigan researchers. The vaccine is administered by nose […]Continue Reading ...
April 11, 2018 A vaccine may successfully turn off peanut allergy in mice, a new study shows. Just three monthly doses of a nasal vaccine protected the mice from allergic reactions upon exposure to peanut, according to research from the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center at the University of Michigan. The study, funded by […]Continue Reading ...
In January 2017 guidelines were released urging parents to begin early introduction of peanut-containing foods to reduce the risk of peanut allergy. A new study shows those who are aware of the guidelines are still hesitant to put them into place and not everyone has heard of them. The study, published in Annals of Allergy, […]Continue Reading ...
March 20, 2018 In January 2017 guidelines were released urging parents to begin early introduction of peanut-containing foods to reduce the risk of peanut allergy. A new study shows those who are aware of the guidelines are still hesitant to put them into place and not everyone has heard of them. The study, published in […]Continue Reading ...
BRISBANE, Calif. & ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 4, 2018– Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AIMT), a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for potentially life-threatening food allergies, announced that the results of its pivotal Phase 3 PALISADE trial of AR101 for the treatment of peanut allergy were presented today at the 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology–World Allergy […]Continue Reading ...
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