Immunology

Scientists unearth cell 'checkpoint' that stops allergic diseases

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the regulation of immune cells that play a pivotal role in allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema. They have identified a 'checkpoint' ...

Immunology

AAAAI: obese girls appear to be more prone to atopic disease

(HealthDay)—Obese girls may face a significantly higher risk for developing allergies, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, held from March 3 to ...

Immunology

Environmental factors that modulate childhood allergy risk

A number of factors that have a decisive impact on the likelihood that young children will develop asthmatic conditions or allergies have been identified in recent years. However, the mechanisms that account for their effects ...

Immunology

Exposure to gas, dust, fumes ups risk of mite sensitization

(HealthDay)—Occupational exposure to gas, dust, and fumes (GDF) increases the risk of mite sensitization, and is associated with asthma and wheeze in those who are mite-sensitized, according to a study published online ...

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