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    Immune cells may be key to better allergy, infection therapies

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories By learning how a recently discovered immune cell works in the body, researchers hope to one day harness the cells to better treat allergies and infections, according to new Cornell research. [...]

    House dust mites may be carriers for IgE sensitization in dermatitis

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—For patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), house dust mites (HDMs) may act as carriers for immunoglobulin E (IgE) sensitization to microbial antigens, according to a study published online July 25 in Allergy. [...]

    Accounting for human immune diversity increases clinical relevance of fundamental immunological research

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Mouse models have advanced our understanding of immune function and disease in many ways but they have failed to account for the natural diversity in human immune responses. As a result, insights gained in the lab may be lost in translation. In their l… [...]

    Competition for survival signals maintains immune balance

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories According to a new study published in the journal Immunity, two types of immune cells compete for a shared source of proteins that allow them to survive. The “contestants” are the recently discovered and ultra-rare innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) and the … [...]

    Does your child really have a food allergy?

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Many people misunderstand what food allergies are, and even doctors can be confused about how to best diagnose them, suggests a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. [...]

    Immunotherapy efficacy up with Gal-1/SIT co-administration

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Galectin-1 (Gal-1), allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) co-administration may suppress allergic responses in the intestine more than use of SIT or Gal-1 alone, according to an experimental study published online July 18 in Allergy. [...]

    Capsaicin nasal spray effective for mixed rhinitis patients

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Capsaicin nasal spray is effective for mixed rhinitis (MR) patients, who have more than one major etiologic factor involved in the mucosal pathology, according to a study published online July 16 in Allergy. [...]

    New gel coatings may lead to better catheters and condoms

    Original @ MIT News – Health sciences and technology Bonded layers of rubber and hydrogel yield tough, slippery, and impermeable coatings. [...]

    Maternal uncontrolled asthma ups risk of asthma in offspring

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Children whose mothers have uncontrolled asthma during pregnancy are at increased risk of developing the disease at a young age, according to a study published online July 13 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. [...]

    Study finds molecular explanation for struggles of obese asthmatics

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A large, bouquet-shaped molecule called surfactant protein A, or SP-A, may explain why obese asthma patients have harder-to-treat symptoms than their lean and overweight counterparts, according to a new study led by scientists at the University of Ariz… [...]