Immunology

Magnetic device isolates rarest white blood cells

Across the world, food allergies are on the rise. One of the most important cells in studying this ailment are basophils, which activate inflammation and other responses to allergens such as rashes, and sometimes, anaphylaxis. ...

Immunology

Six tips to help a friend with food allergies

Food allergies are a serious and life-threatening condition that is estimated to affect 4-8% of children and 6-8% of adults in the United States. It occurs when one's immune system reacts to an ingested food. Reactions can ...

Immunology

Q&A: Testing for food allergies and sensitivities

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have struggled with stomach issues for many years. Is it possible my upset stomach can be an allergy or sensitivity to certain foods? I want to feel better, and I am curious about testing that may be available ...

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