allergy
How Do Infant Immune Systems Learn to Tolerate Gut Bacteria?
How Do Infant Immune Systems Learn to Tolerate Gut Bacteria?
Diana Kwon | Jan 10, 2018
Scientists are beginning to unravel the ways in which we develop a healthy relationship with the bugs in our bodies.
Peanut Allergy Treatment Works Long Term
Peanut Allergy Treatment Works Long Term
Jef Akst | Aug 17, 2017
Four years after taking a probiotic and peanut protein for 18 months, two-thirds of children in a small clinical trial can eat peanuts with no health issues.
Self-Experimentation Led to the Discovery of IgE
Self-Experimentation Led to the Discovery of IgE
Andrea Anderson | Jun 1, 2017
In the 1960s, immunologists took matters into their own hands—and under their own skin—to characterize an immunoglobulin involved in allergies.
NIH: Allergen-Exposure Strategy Can Prevent Peanut Allergy
NIH: Allergen-Exposure Strategy Can Prevent Peanut Allergy
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 5, 2017
In light of recent allergen-exposure studies, an agency-sponsored panel has formally recommended early introduction of peanuts in an effort to prevent potentially life-threatening allergies.
Further Support for Early-Life Allergen Exposure
Further Support for Early-Life Allergen Exposure
Jef Akst | Sep 20, 2016
Egg and peanut consumption during infancy is linked to lower risk of allergy to those foods later in life, according to a meta-analysis.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Alison F. Takemura | Sep 1, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Study: Nail-Biters, Thumb-Suckers Have Fewer Allergies
Study: Nail-Biters, Thumb-Suckers Have Fewer Allergies
Tanya Lewis | Jul 11, 2016
The findings of a longitudinal study in New Zealand lend support to the hygiene hypothesis.
Population Ecologist Dies
Population Ecologist Dies
Jef Akst | May 18, 2016
Ilkka Hanski of the University of Helsinki has passed away at age 63.
More Support for Allergen-Exposure Strategy
More Support for Allergen-Exposure Strategy
Jef Akst | Mar 8, 2016
A second study finds evidence that feeding children peanuts could help prevent them from developing allergies to the legume later in life.
Cord Blood Cells Foretell Food Allergy
Cord Blood Cells Foretell Food Allergy
Amanda B. Keener | Jan 13, 2016
Scientists link an immune phenotype present at birth to the development of food allergies a year later.