Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy/Immunology. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards, and honors.
Infants as young as 4 months old should be introduced to peanut-containing foods to prevent the development of peanut allergies, according to new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“It’s an important issue for lots of parents. They don’t want their kids developing a food allergy,” said Dr. Ruchi Gupta, who helped develop the guidelines and is an attending physician at Lurie Children’s Hospital specializing in asthma, food allergies and eczema.
Krishan Chhiba in Paul Bryce laboratory received a priority score of 10 for his National Research Service Award (NRSA) grant proposal to the National Institutes of Health.
Krishan Chhiba in the Paul Bryce laboratory received a priority score of 10, the highest possible score, for his National Research Service Award (NRSA) grant proposal to the National Institutes of Health.
Static hair, nosebleeds and cracked skin are all signs that dry, cold winter weather has arrived. Great.
People with seasonal allergies may notice other discomforts like irritated sinuses or eczema, too, according to Anju Peters, an allergist and immunologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
PhD Student Laura Johnston, in Paul Bryce Lab Explores the Development of Eosinophils in Allergic Diseases
Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated that a cytokine known to be important in allergic disease called interleukin-33 (IL-33) plays a key role regulating stem cells under normal, healthy conditions. Laura Johnston, a fifth-year doctoral student in Feinberg’s Driskill Graduate Program (DGP), was the first author of the paper, published in The Journal of Immunology.
- A study found that consumers with food allergy concerns often misunderstand food labels about allergens that say "may contain" or "manufactured on shared equipment." While they should avoid such products to prevent what could be a serious allergic reaction, up to 40 percent bought food items with precautionary allergen labels.