Immunology

First vaccine developed against grass pollen allergy

Around 400 million people worldwide suffer in some form or other from a grass pollen allergy (rhinitis), with the usual symptoms of runny nose, cough and severe breathing problems. In collaboration with the Viennese firm ...

Immunology

Booster allergen immunotx cuts symptoms in allergic rhinitis

(HealthDay)—For patients with grass pollen-induced allergic rhinitis (AR), booster allergen immunotherapy (AIT) using tyrosine-absorbed grass pollen allergoids containing the adjuvant monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL) prevents ...

Immunology

Air pollution increases the risk of allergies and asthma

This year, the pollen season started later but more abruptly, which caused greater problems in some cases. At a press conference of MedUni Vienna's Pollen Monitoring Service, allergy experts, together with the IGAV (special ...

Immunology

Good news for hay fever sufferers

A forecast of below average rainfall over spring is expected to give hay fever sufferers in Melbourne a bit of reprieve this season.

Immunology

Profilin can induce severe food-allergic reactions

(HealthDay)—Profilins are complete food allergens in food-allergic patient populations that are exposed to high levels of grass pollen, according to a study published in the December issue of Allergy.

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