Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology News

Fall fronts may bring mix of allergy triggersOct 16, 2019
The cooler temperatures may be sending you outdoors, but it could also be the cause of your seasonal allergies. An expert at the Baylor College of Medicine warns that storms that send in cold fronts can also stir allergens from the spring and summer.
Study highlights triggers of anaphylaxis in infants, childrenJun 12, 2019
A new study by clinical researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital offers insight on the primary triggers and management of childhood anaphylaxis.
Study shows new triggers of rare food allergy in infantsApr 10, 2019
A study led by the section of immunology, allergy and rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics researches an uncommon food allergy known as ‘food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome’ (FPIES) that occurs mostly in infants.
The best way to treat seasonal allergies this springMar 25, 2019
Spring welcomes warm weather and sun, but it also is the height of allergy season. Dr. Sanjiv Sur explains the importance of managing seasonal allergy symptoms and the best methods to combat them this year.
Fungi cause brain infection and memory impairment in miceJan 4, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has developed a mouse model to study the short-term consequences of fungal infection in the brain.
How to recognize an allergic reaction to artificial nailsJul 17, 2018
A trip to the nail salon is meant to be a special experience, but it can turn negative when getting your nails done causes an allergic reaction or irritation that may even affect more than the skin around your fingers.
Asthma might be over diagnosed in children born with HIVOct 5, 2017
Researchers have reassessed the clinical diagnosis of asthma in children born with HIV and found that asthma seems to be overdiagnosed in these patients.
The difference between food allergy and food intoleranceSep 26, 2017
Dr. Carla Davis explains the important differences between a food allergy and a food intolerance.
Hurricane Harvey's impact on allergy sufferers Sep 18, 2017
One of the most common post-Hurricane Harvey health issues that people are facing are worsening allergies, and there are numerous reasons for this, according to Dr. David Corry,
Don’t give mom something to sneeze about this Mother’s DayMay 8, 2017
If your mom suffers from allergies, be sure to select her Mother’s Day flowers carefully this year with these tips.
Knee cracking, popping could be early sign of osteoarthritis May 4, 2017
A new study says cracking and popping sounds in the knee might be early predictors of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.
Don’t let springtime sinus infections bring you downMar 29, 2017
Warm weather and blooming flowers can mean sinus infections for allergy sufferers. Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Mas Takashima shares ways to manage symptoms and find relief.
Human NK cells favor the destruction of diseased cells and minimize damage to bystanders by congregating their destructive granules before attackDec 2, 2016
Scientists have discovered that congregating NK granules before releasing them onto the target cell minimizes the killing of healthy bystander cells.
Scientists find gene variants causing NK cell deficiency, solving 12 year-long mystery for a familyNov 28, 2016
An international team of scientists has solved a medical mystery that has made most of the children in a family susceptible to severe viral infections for more than 40 years.
Don’t let dust deck your halls this holiday seasonNov 17, 2016
Dr. David Corry shares ways to avoid allergy-triggering dust and ways to stay healthy while preparing to deck the halls this holiday season.
International team discovers deficiency of RASGRP1 gene causes newly discovered human immunodeficiencyOct 24, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered the genetic cause and biological mechanisms linked to a new human immunodeficiency.
NIH grant to fund development of better vaccine adjuvants for diseases including pancreatic cancer, Chagas diseaseAug 11, 2016
Dr. Qizhi Cathy Yao has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to fund a collaborative project with Molecular Express, Inc.
Indoor allergies can flare during dog days of summerJul 26, 2016
A Baylor allergy expert offers tips for reducing indoor allergens and some treatment options.
Study provides consensus on association between allergies and glioma risk Feb 5, 2016
Researchers found an inverse association between allergies, asthma and eczema and a brain cancer called glioma, meaning that people who have the allergic conditions may be less likely to develop the brain cancer.
STAT6 may explain mortality associated with some asthma drugDec 9, 2015
A gene, STAT6, may be the key to why some users of long-acting beta agonists die, Baylor researchers find.