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2014-08-21 23:02:06

ITI moves one step closer to a solution for the worldwide allergy crisis. Hershey, PA & Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 DNA vaccine pioneer Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. (ITI) is making progress in its development of JRC-LAMP-vax, an innovative and safe potential treatment for allergy to Japanese red cedar pollen. Phase IC studies began this month in Hawaii, moving the world closer to a real solution to hay fever. The Japanese red cedar releases pollen that causes devastating...

2014-08-19 23:14:11

From Aprilaire, the leaders in indoor air comfort: As fall approaches, try these 3 easy tips for reducing the symptoms of ragweed allergies without taking more medicine. Madsion, WI (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 In 2014, many allergy sufferers will try and meet the longer ragweed season with a new arsenal of products to relieve their sneezing, itching and coughing. And one of these wonder products won’t come from the pharmacy but the farmers market, as people turn to locally produced honey...

2014-08-19 16:29:04

VIENNA, Va., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children with asthma and food allergies are vulnerable to bullying at school and online, often by classmates who tease or harass them because they're "different." It may be an age-old problem, but it must be addressed if we expect kids to be able to focus on their studies. Stopping confrontations before they start creates an environment where all children feel protected. "The keys to preventing bullying are self-confidence and...

2014-08-13 08:28:16

Two New States Named to the 2014 Asthma and Allergy School Honor Roll During a Record Year for Medication Access, but More Still Needs to Be Done. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In just a few weeks, schools will be back in session for the millions of students with asthma and food allergies. So what are schools doing to protect students and teachers with these chronic diseases? Today the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) revealed its 2014 State Honor...

parasitic worms
2014-08-12 03:00:09

Monash University Experts believe a molecule in parasitic worms could help explain why worm infections can effectively treat a range of autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The Monash University study, published in the FASEB Journal, successfully identified peptides from parasitic worms that suppress the body’s immune response. Researchers believe this could pave the way for a new drug containing the peptide to provide relief...

nut allergies
2014-08-12 05:38:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of adults and children in the US have nut allergies that can range from mild hives to fatal anaphylaxis. A new study led by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that there might be answers other than strictly avoiding nuts. The findings of this study, presented this week at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, describe a new method that is being developed to...

2014-07-29 23:10:11

Western Washington Medical Group releases article expounding upon the plague of allergies afflicting Americans and the otolaryngologist and ENT specialists that can help those suffering from allergies overcome them. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 “Approximately 18% of our population suffers from allergies, making it one of the most common chronic illnesses,” Western Washington Medical Group says in their recently released article addressing the need for those suffering from...

2014-07-28 23:06:36

Dust mite allergies tend to spike in July and August. While there are a number of measures allergy sufferers can take to limit their exposure to dust, it is often more advantageous to get treatment for dust allergies and AllergyEasy offers a "no-shots" treatment that's safer and more convenient than shots. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 For those with dust allergies, home can be a miserable place. Dust mites—a prime cause of dust allergies—commonly settle in mattresses,...

dust mite allergies
2014-07-26 03:00:43

Richard C. Lewis, University of Iowa Vaccine reduced lung inflammation to allergens in lab and animal tests If you’re allergic to dust mites (and chances are you are), help may be on the way. Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the body’s immune response. In animal tests, the nano-sized vaccine package lowered lung inflammation by 83 percent despite repeated exposure to the allergens, according...

2014-07-24 16:26:32

OTTAWA, July 24, 2014 The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) would like to comment on the death of Mrs. Lucie Roussel, Mayor of La Prairie, on Sunday. As previously reported, Mrs. Roussel stepped on a wasp nest and was stung multiple times. Unfortunately, the autopsy report is not yet available. It is thought that Mrs. Roussel died from a toxic reaction to the stings which usually requires at least 50 stings, or anaphylaxis which can occur after one sting....


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Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
2012-05-14 11:51:18

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is a medical journal established in 1929 as the Journal of Allergy. It is published by Elsevier. It obtained its current name in 1971. It is the official journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. This journal publishes timely clinical papers, instructive case reports, and detailed examinations of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to clinical allergists, immunologists, dermatologists, internists, and other...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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