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2012-12-18 16:24:37

CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergy shots deliver proven, long-term relief from allergy symptoms. Though effective in treating allergies, an allergy shot regimen requires time commitment from the patient over a series of months and years. Chicago allergy doctor, Brian Rotskoff, MD of Clarity Allergy Center, is pleased to offer an accelerated alternative to traditional allergy shots. Cluster immunotherapy (CIT), a concentrated grouping of allergy shots, is a faster...

2012-11-07 08:28:33

HOBOKEN, N.J., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study gives hope to the almost 25 million Americans suffering from asthma. Those afflicted with asthma know the discomfort of asthma symptoms, particularly dependence on an inhaler and awakening suddenly at night struggling to breathe. The study, published in Volume 53 of Panminerva Medica, found that natural supplement Pycnogenol(®) (pic-noj-en-all) - an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine...

2012-11-02 19:22:38

CHICAGO, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, kids and their parents have endured the effective, but often dreaded routine of weekly allergy shots. But these days, Brian Rotskoff, MD is welcoming lots of new, sniffling fans to his Chicago asthma, allergy, and immunology practice, Clarity Allergy Center. Thanks to allergy treatment innovations, Dr. Rotskoff is a Chicago allergist on the forefront of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) allergy drops for childhood nasal allergies and allergic...

2012-07-05 10:35:24

Reprogramming asthma-promoting immune cells in mice diminishes airway damage and inflammation, and could potentially lead to new treatments for people with asthma, researchers have found. The researchers were able to reprogram the asthma-promoting cells (called Th2 (T-helper 2) cells) after identifying an enzyme that modifies the DNA of these cells. The enzyme could be a target for the development of new treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases, in particular allergic asthma, caused by...

2012-05-22 13:00:46

New research presented at the ATS 2012 International Conference in San Francisco suggests that a significant proportion of children with asthma failing Step 4 or greater therapy may have severe asthma with fungal sensitization (SAFS). "SAFS is a newly described sub-phenotype of asthma, and its prevalence and clinical characteristics in children are unknown," said Alfin Vicencio, MD, chief of pediatric pulmonology and cystic fibrosis at the Cohen Children's Medical Center in Great Neck, NY,...

2012-05-16 02:29:15

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (Nasdaq: RIGL) is expanding its respiratory franchise by focusing on two innovative, comprehensive treatment alternatives for patients with asthma. One of these agents, R343, an inhaled SYK inhibitor, will be entering a Phase 2 clinical study later this summer in mild to moderate asthmatic patients. The other, R256, an inhaled IL13 signaling/JAK inhibitor, is potentially useful in controlling moderate to...

2012-05-08 09:45:39

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have made an important discovery about the internal programming of B cells, the immune cells that make antibodies against infections. The finding opens the way for the development of vaccines that can work more efficiently and hints at therapies for conditions in which B cells cause harm–such as the autoimmune disease lupus erythymatosus, severe allergies, and B-cell lymphomas. The discovery reveals that B cells produce special proteins to...

2012-03-28 06:25:59

CINCINNATI, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have taken a critical step in understanding how allergic reactions occur after identifying a genetic signature for regulation of a key immune hormone, interleukin (IL-13). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center say the finding opens the potential for new molecular targets to treat allergic disease. They report on March 28 in Mucosal...

2012-03-26 13:21:06

When poet Walt Whitman wrote that we "contain multitudes," he was speaking metaphorically, but he was correct in the literal sense. Every human being carries over 100 trillion individual bacterial cells within the intestine -- ten times more cells than comprise the body itself. Now, David Artis, PhD, associate professor of Microbiology, along with postdoctoral fellow David Hill, PhD, from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and collaborators from The...