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Diesel exhaust particle exposure increases risk of aeroallergen sensitization in high risk children

December 16, 2014

Researchers found diesel exhaust particle exposure in early childhood enhances aeroallergen sensitization and that allergic rhinitis in 4-year-old children was associated with aeroallergen wheal area size at 2 and 3 years of age.

Infants born to aeroallergen sensitized parents were evaluated annually with skin prick tests to 15 aeroallergens with measurement of wheal areas.

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Measurable aeroallergens found in dust from high-efficiency furnace filters

November 26, 2014
Significant levels of aeroallergens were measured in dust collected from high-efficiency furnace filters in the Midwest, according to recent study results.Charles S
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Blood lead levels linked with IgE sensitization to dust mites, arthropods

November 25, 2014
A positive relationship existed between blood lead levels and total IgE levels in US adults, with high blood lead levels significantly increasing the risk for IgE…
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Exposure to air pollutants may augment response to allergens

November 9, 2014
ATLANTA — In this video, David B. Peden, MD, MS, Andrews Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses his…
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Genetic, molecular etiology of eosinophilic esophagitis identified

July 17, 2014
Genetic contributors to the eosinophilic esophagitis disease process are linked to the CAPN14 gene that interacts with molecular allergic processes…
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AAFA awards grant for studying allergens’ effect on lungs

July 11, 2014
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has named Vikas Anathy, PhD, as its 2014 recipient of the Sheldon C. Siegel Investigator Grant Award…

YKL-40 levels much lower in children with severe asthma than in adults

July 11, 2014
Unlike adults, children with severe asthma did not have an association with elevated chitinase-like protein YKL-40 levels, according to recent study…
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Researchers identify new allergen from short ragweed pollen

June 10, 2014
Investigators have identified a new allergen from short ragweed pollen that holds major diagnostic and therapeutic interest, according to research…
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‘Trapped’ allergy campaign kicks off EAACI annual congress

June 6, 2014
The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Asthma-Allergy Denmark have launched a campaign emphasizing that Europeans feel…

Polyclonal cytokine profiles differentiated asthma phenotypes

May 13, 2014
Young adults with allergic asthma demonstrated a TH2-polarized cytokine response after polyclonal stimulation, suggesting that allergic and…
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Allergens induced differential T-cell activation in patch tests

May 8, 2014
Allergens may induce differential T-cell activation in reactive tests, recently published data suggest.“This study is the first to perform…
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Allerdictor scans genomic data, identifies allergens in 6 minutes

May 5, 2014
Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence software system designed to predict potential allergens from broad genomic data, according…
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New 3-D model of human respiratory tract may help clinical research

April 30, 2014
Researchers in the United Kingdom have developed an immunocompetent 3-D model of the human airway epithelium that can be used for clinical studies…
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Vitamin D–binding genotype provided asthma protection

April 30, 2014
Researchers have identified a vitamin D–binding genotype that is protective against the development of asthma among inner-city Hispanic…
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