Allergy and Immunology News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

The Claim: With a Runny Nose, Green Calls for an Antibiotic. - Answer: Not really.

Arg16 genotype associated with exacerbations in asthmatic children and young adults exposed daily to beta(2)-agonists

Alarmin - Alarmin(g) news about danger - cells release high-mobility-group box (HMGB) proteins that signal tissue damage

Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a serine–threonine kinase that senses nutrition status to control cell growth

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is rare: accumulation of pulmonary surfactant, respiratory failure, infections. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a primary immunodeficiency of impaired GM-CSF stimulation of macrophages

Regulatory T Cells in Asthma: ability to enhance regulatory function may represent a treatment for asthma

New research: Forkhead box transcription factor Foxo and the cycle of life and death

Properdin, a plasma component, is critical in the stabilization of alternative complement pathway convertases. Properdin is a pattern recognition molecule that binds to certain microbial surfaces, apoptotic and necrotic cells

Dogs are getting food allergies too

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