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3D Enzyme Model Provides New Tool for Anti-Inflammatory Drug Development

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To better understand PLA2 enzymes and help drive therapeutic drug development, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine developed 3D computer models that show exactly how two PLA2 enzymes extract their substrates from cellular membranes. The new tool is described in a paper published online the week of Jan. 26 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Leave Your Sweetie Breathless This Valentine’s Day – but Not From an Allergic Response

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Tips for those who are out to impress this February 14th on how to keep their sweetheart safe from suffering an allergic response. You want to leave your loved one breathless with anticipation, not breathless from an asthma attack.

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New Cellular Pathway Triggering Allergic Asthma Response Identified

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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with collaborators in Korea and Scotland, have identified a novel signaling pathway critical to the immune response of cells associated with the initiation of allergic asthma. The discovery, they say, could point the way to new therapies that suppress the inflammatory allergic response, offering potential relief to millions of Americans with the chronic lung condition and potentially other allergic diseases.

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Moms of Food-Allergic Kids Need Dietician’s Support

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According to a new study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, providing parents with detailed, individual advice from a dietician is a key component of effective food allergy care.

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Multiple Allergic Reactions Traced to Single Protein

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Johns Hopkins and University of Alberta researchers have identified a single protein as the root of painful and dangerous allergic reactions to a range of medications and other substances. If a new drug can be found that targets the problematic protein, they say, it could help smooth treatment for patients with conditions ranging from prostate cancer to diabetes to HIV.

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Researchers Identify Non-Gluten Proteins as Targets of Immune Response to Wheat in Celiac Disease

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Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found that, in addition to gluten, the immune systems of patients with celiac disease react to specific types of non-gluten protein in wheat.

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Decades-Long Sinusitis Odyssey Cured by Loyola Otolaryngologist

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According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, more than 37 million Americans suffer at least one bout of acute sinusitis per year making it the most common medical ailment. Otolaryngology is the medical specialization of ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions. “If you have cold-like symptoms that do not go away, and/or recurring cases of sinusitis, see a board certified ear, nose and throat specialist, preferably associated with an academic medical center,” says Patadia, who has completed more than 15 years of academic medical training.

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Live Trees and Scented Candles Hijack the Holidays for Allergy Sufferers

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The many smells and tastes of the holidays that get so many in a festive mood can sicken others, thanks to allergic reactions. But with some seasonal savvy, allergy sufferers can breathe easy this festive time of year. “The dust from the boxes and on the decorations that have been packed away in dank basements or dusty attics is triggering reactions in my allergy and asthma patients,” said Rachna Shah, MD, affiliate faculty member at Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and allergist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Sharing That Crowded Holiday Flight with Countless Hitchhiking Dust Mites

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As if holiday travel isn't stressful enough. Now University of Michigan researchers say we're likely sharing that already overcrowded airline cabin with countless tiny creatures including house dust mites.

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If You Are Having a Severe Allergic Reaction, You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

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According to new guidelines published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), the fast administration of epinephrine is essential to the treatment of a severe allergic reaction.