allergy
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.
Fighting Fire with Fire
Fighting Fire with Fire
Kerry Grens | Jan 30, 2014
Exposing severly allergic children to progressively larger amounts of peanut flour desensitizes them over time, a study shows.
Another Eczema Gene Identified
Another Eczema Gene Identified
Kerry Grens | Nov 6, 2013
Human variations in a gene that causes matted fur in mutant mice are tied to the skin malady.
Treating Egg Allergies with Eggs
Hayley Dunning | Jul 19, 2012
Introducing tiny amounts of powdered egg into the diets of allergic children can cure the affliction.
Hypoallergenic Dogs Overhyped?
Bob Grant | Sep 6, 2011
A study finds that homes with dogs billed as hypoallergenic harbor just as many allergens as those housing other breeds.
Contact Allergies May Help Stymie Cancer
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 12, 2011
New data suggests that skin rashes are associated with lower risk of developing certain cancers.
Mining Bacterial Small Molecules
L. Caetano M. Antunes, Julian E. Davies and B. Brett Finlay | Jan 1, 2011
As much as rainforests or deep-sea vents, the human gut holds rich stores of microbial chemicals that should be mined for their pharmacological potential.