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Defective Epithelial Barriers Linked to Two Billion Chronic Diseases

Rise in allergic and autoimmune conditions


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 ...


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Novel immunotherapy approach to treat cat allergy

High levels of adjuvant boost immune tolerance and mitigate allergy symptoms


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 ...


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Overcome food allergies and sensitivities

Ukko secures USD 40 million in Series B funding led by Leaps by Bayer


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 ...


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Allergic immune responses help fight bacterial infections

Exciting discovery could also explain why the body has maintained the “allergy module” throughout evolution


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 ...


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Dust mite allergens trigger inflammatory responses

Dust mite allergens activate the pulmonary immune system, thereby triggering allergies


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 ...


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Cow's milk protein beta-lactoglobulin prevents allergies

New key molecule for the so-called protective farm effect


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 ...


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Parasite larvae could help fight allergies

New active ingredient against allergic asthma


Our immune system protects us against pathogens. However, an excessive immune reaction can trigger allergies or chronic asthma. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentrum München have discovered an active ingredient taken from the larvae of a worm parasite that ...


Merck Divests Allergopharma to Dermapharm


Merck signed an agreement to sell its allergy business Allergopharma to Dermapharm Holding SE. The transaction, which is expected to close by the end of the second quarter 2020, is subject to regulatory approval and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. Since 2007, Merck has made ...


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Allergy sufferers are more susceptible to stress and tend to suppress emotions


Do allergic and non-allergic individuals differ in their response to acute stress and in how they handle emotions? A research team led by Lisa Maria Glenk from the interuniversity Messerli Research Institute (a joint institution of Vetmeduni Vienna, MedUni Vienna and the University of Vienna) ...


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Allergy risk: Metal particles from tattoo needles detected in the skin for the first time

Particles containing nickel and chromium also enter the lymph nodes


Micro and nanoparticles of metal from tattoo needles can be deposited in the skin and in lymph nodes. This is the result of researchers from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), together with an international team of partners. Tattoo needles are made of steel, so they also ...


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