allergy
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.
Sneeze O'Clock
Sneeze O'Clock
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2015
Is a nasal circadian clock to blame for allergy symptoms flaring up in the morning?
An Evolutionary Basis for Allergies
An Evolutionary Basis for Allergies
Karen Zusi | Oct 29, 2015
Some proteins found in parasitic worms bear similarity to those from environmental allergens and cause a similar immune response in humans.
Fighting Allergy with Allergen
Fighting Allergy with Allergen
Kerry Grens | Feb 25, 2015
Babies who ate peanuts were less likely to develop an allergy to the food by the time they hit kindergarten, according to a new study.
Microbial Smog
Microbial Smog
Jef Akst | Feb 3, 2014
Some 1,300 species of microbes, including some associated with allergies and lung disease, are adrift in Beijing’s thick smog.