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 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.
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.