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  • Allergic immune responses help fight bacterial infections

    Researchers from CeMM Research Center of Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Medical University of Vienna and Stanford University School of Medicine, have found that a module of the immune system, which is best known for causing allergic reactions, plays a key role in acquiri more

  • Dust mite allergens trigger inflammatory responses

    A research team at MedUni Vienna, working in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has discovered how certain dust mite allergens activate a well-known inflammatory factor – serum amyloid A protein –and can thus “trim” the lung tissue “in the direction of allergy”. The scientis more

  • Cow's milk protein beta-lactoglobulin prevents allergies

    Numerous studies have shown that growing up on a farm and drinking natural, unprocessed cow's milk in early childhood protects against the development of immunoglobulins E (IgE), which are responsible for allergy symptoms. A recent study led by Franziska Roth-Walter and Erika Jensen-Jarolim from Med more

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‘Bad Guy’ Cells Unexpectedly Prove Vital for Stopping Deadly C. Difficile

They Cause Allergies and Asthma, But They Also May Save Your LifeResearchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified immune cells vital for protecting us from potentially fatal C. difficile infection. Surprisingly, those cells are often vilified for their role in causing ... more

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The Chemistry of Stinging Nettles

Doubtless the majority of people reading this will, at some point in their life, have had the unpleasant experience of being stung by stinging nettles. But what chemicals do stinging nettles contain that elicit this effect? Further to that, a commonly espoused remedy for the stings, in the UK at lea more

Publications Allergies

  • Viruses, Vol. 10, Pages 341: Role of T-Helper 9 Cells in Chronic Hepatitis C-Infected Patients

    Viruses, Vol. 10, Pages 341: Role of T-Helper 9 Cells in Chronic Hepatitis C-Infected Patients Viruses doi: 10.3390/v10070341 Authors: Mohamed E. Ali Omnia El-Badawy Noha A. Afifi Abeer Sharaf Eldin Elham Ahmed Hassan Hamada M. Halby Mohamed Ahmed El-Mokhtar Hepatitis C vi more

  • Fingers on the trigger

    Immunodeficiencies Hyper–immunoglobulin E syndromes (HIESs) are rare genetic immunodeficiency diseases characterized by bacterial infections, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, allergies, and skeletal abnormalities associated with impaired T helper 17 (TH17) cell immunity. Béziat et al. and Frey- more

  • The impact of a helminth-modified microbiome on host immunity

    Intestinal helminths have well-characterized modulatory effects on mammalian immune pathways. Ongoing helminth infection has been associated with both the suppression of allergies and an altered susceptibility to microbial infections. Enteric helminths share a niche with the intestinal microbiota, a more

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Gluten allergies

Gluten allergies Gluten allergies are a group of allergies that have been connected to gluten sensitivity within human s. Globally, allergic diseases are growing in frequency, and among the allergens, wheat allergens have been identified as a ... more


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