Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology News

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.
Allergic to school? Classroom furniture may be the sourceAug 13, 2015
If your child claims to be allergic to school, there might be something to it. According to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine, allergic reactions may be caused by what students sit on.
Natural killer cell deficit plays role in common genetic diseaseJun 16, 2015
Partial DiGeorge syndrome can result from the silencing of a number of genes that are important for controlling both virus-infected and tumor cells, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine.
Autophagy protects against lung inflammation, fibrosisJun 2, 2015
In the lungs, the process is critical in fighting off infections. A new study from Baylor College of Medicine suggests that autophagy is critical to protect against lung inflammation and fibrosis, even in the absence of any infections.
Gene mutations found to cause hereditary autoimmune-mediated lung disease, arthritisApr 20, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Human Immunobiology researchers discover genetic cause of autoimmune disorder.
Holiday eating can reveal inflammatory disorderDec 15, 2014

Increased holiday eating, including unfamiliar foods at potlucks and house parties, means opportunity to develop swallowing problems.

Grants support immunotherapy-based treatment for childhood cancerFeb 5, 2014
Two Baylor College of Medicine researchers have received grants from the nonprofit organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to advance their immunotherapy-based treatment approaches for childhood cancer.