Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:00:00 PDT
An enzyme that helps maintain immune system function by "throwing away" a specific protein has a vital role in controlling symptoms of allergic asthma, new research in mice suggests.The finding suggests that this enzyme, called Cbl-b, could be a target for drugs used to treat allergic asthma and other autoimmune disorders.
Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT
In the largest, most comprehensive, nationwide study to examine the prevalence of allergies from early childhood to old age, scientists from the National Institutes of Health report that allergy prevalence is the same across different regions of the United States, except in children 5 years and younger.
Posted: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:00:00 PDT
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified a new genetic syndrome characterized by a constellation of health problems, including severe allergy, immune deficiency, autoimmunity and motor and neurocognitive impairment.
Posted: Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:00:00 PDT
An asthma drug accelerates the process of desensitizing patients with food allergies to several foods at the same time, a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford shows.
Posted: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 01:00:00 PDT
Some children who outgrow one type of food allergy may then develop another type of allergy, more severe and more persistent, to the same food.