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  • Defective Epithelial Barriers Linked to Two Billion Chronic Diseases

    Humans are exposed to a variety of toxins and chemicals every day. According to the epithelial barrier hypothesis, exposure to many of these substances damages the epithelium, the thin layer of cells that covers the surface of our skin, lungs and intestine. Defective epithelial barriers have been li more

  • Novel immunotherapy approach to treat cat allergy

    Researchers from the Department of Infection and Immunity of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) proposed a novel therapeutic approach to treat severe cat allergy, based on the modulation of the immune system through the injection of the major cat allergen Fel d 1 in combination with high doses more

  • Overcome food allergies and sensitivities

    Ukko, a biotech company with the mission to eliminate food allergies and sensitivities, announced USD 40 million in new Series B funding. Ukko harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) and protein engineering to develop healthier food and therapies for food allergies. The new funding will allow Ukko to 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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