Allergy and Immunology Gateway

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  • Are DLA-DQB1 and CTLA4 behind Cocker spaniel susceptibility to IMHA?

    Cocker spaniels are susceptible to immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia (IMHA), where red blood cells are destroyed by antibodies produced by the immune system. Are genes DLA-DQB1 and CTLA4 involved?

    Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 2015, 2:8
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    Engagement improves asthma self-management

    In a systematic review of self-management interventions for asthma, effective strategies utilize a combination of patient engagement and training of healthcare professionals, indicating that self-management support should be implemented in clinical practice.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:127
  • Modifiable immune signature associated with breast cancer outcome

    Heightened anti-HER2 CD4+Th1 immune responses correlate with pathologic complete response following breast cancer treatment, suggesting that immune interventions may complement standard strategies for treating HER2+ breast cancer.

    Breast Cancer Research 2015, 17:71
  • Bumblebee immune repertoire

    Bumblebees, honeybees and a solitary bee have similar numbers of immune genes so immune gene complement is not linked to sociality

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:83
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    Persistent low quality of asthma apps

    Despite an increase in the number of apps for asthma self-management, there has not been a concomitant growth in the quality of information provided, raising questions about clinical benefits and emphasizing the need for quality assurance.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:58


News and events

WAO Journal is now open access and included in PubMed Central! With authors, reviewers and readers representing all geographic regions, WAO Journal provides a truly global perspective on allergy, asthma and clinical immunology. Articles from the 5-year archive are now available from the journal website. Read more.

Advances in food allergy

Advances in food allergy is a cross-journal article collection that brings together articles on all aspects of food allergy published across BioMed Central’s allergy journals.View (and bookmark) the articles already published here.To contribute a new article to the series, submit your manuscript to the journal quoting your interest in the series in your cover letter.


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Anaphylaxis

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Adding smartphone-based cognitive-behavior therapy to pharmacotherapy for major depression (FLATT project): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Watanabe N, Horikoshi M, Yamada M, Shimodera S, Akechi T, Miki K, Inagaki M, Yonemoto N et al.

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Asthma

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Adding smartphone-based cognitive-behavior therapy to pharmacotherapy for major depression (FLATT project): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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Structural basis of blocking integrin activation and deactivation for anti-inflammation

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