Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology News
Human NK cells favor the destruction of diseased cells and minimize damage to bystanders by congregating their destructive granules before attack Dec 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 family Nov 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 season Nov 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 immunodeficiency Oct 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 disease Aug 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 summer Jul 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 drug Dec 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 source Aug 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 disease Jun 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.