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Association between asthma-related emergency department visits, meteorological measurements, and air quality concentrations in the Bronx (2001-2008)
Abraham R(1), Toh J(2), Desai T(2), Shum M(3), Patel P(2), Rosenstreich D(2), Jariwala SP(2)

Evaluate the association between asthma-related emergency department visits (AREDV), meteorological measurements, and air quality concentrations in a high asthma prevalence area, the New York City borough of the Bronx.

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Ocular papillary changes on the caruncle surface in allergic conjunctivitis
Milton M. Hom, OD, FAAO1, Leslie E. O’Dell, OD, FAAO2, Carl J. May, Jr., MD2, Leonard Bielory, MD3

The caruncle is small, pink, globular nodule at the inner corner of the eye. We found the papillary changes of the caruncle corresponds to changes in palpebral conjunctiva seen in allergic conjunctivitis. There may indicate a greater inflammatory response in the caruncle resulting in greater itching in the nasal corners of the eye. Allergists can easily assess the caruncle.

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Microbial Regulation of IgE Production in Early Life
Ana B Blazquez, Jeremiah J Faith, Hugh A Sampson, M Cecilia Berin

Changes in gastrointestinal microbiota have been suggested to drive the increasing prevalence of food allergy. Our aim was to determine the impact of mouse and human intestinal microbiota on modulation of allergic parameters including IgE.

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Tolerance to Allergenic Foods Following Food Oral Immunotherapy (FOIT)
AR Hague1, RL Wasserman1,2, SK Silvers1,2, RW Sugerman1,2, M Herbert3

We report on 21 patients who completed FOIT (food oral immunotherapy) escalation followed by a period of maintenance dosing and later underwent a tolerance FC (food challenge). 90% of tested FOIT patients and 94% of patients who met our pre-defined criteria for tolerance FC achieved tolerance to their allergenic food.

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Single Practice Six-Year Experience Treating Food Allergy With Oral Immunotherapy
DM Pence1, AR Hague1, RL Wasserman1,2, SK Silvers1,2, RW Sugerman1,2, M Herbert3

We report a more-than-six-year experience with food oral immunotherapy (FOIT) in a private allergy practice setting. Most patients can be desensitized to one or more allergenic foods. Ongoing evaluation and modification of the FOIT procedures improves outcomes and acceptability. FOIT can be successfully performed in an allergy office.

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Peanut Allergy: An epidemiologic analysis of a large database
Leickly, FE, Vitapur, G, and Kloepfer, K

Over three years, 700 children with a peanut story - either peanut sensitization or peanut allergy- were asked to participate in a database.

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EU-OPENSCREEN - The European Research Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology
Bahne Stechmann

EU-OPENSCREEN (www.eu-openscreen.eu) is the largest emerging academic chemical biology research infrastructure initiative in Europe with the aim to collaboratively develop novel research tool compounds with external scientists. As a joint effort of national networks in 16 European countries, EU-OPENSCREEN offers access to high-throughput screening platforms, chemistry services, an open-access database, a large compound collection and an open-access database.

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Measuring the 2nd Virial Coeffient and Molecular Density of Proteins to Improve Crystallization
Michel Terray, John Stenson

The second virial coefficient of Human Serum Albumin (HSA) was measured using a SEC-MALS 20 detector connected to a Refractive Index concentration detector and an online differential viscometer. Two different buffer conditions, Phosphate buffer pH 7.4 and Citrate buffer pH 4.1 were used, which revealed interesting and contrasting data

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Reducing Biases in Small RNA Sequencing
Adam Morris Ph.D., Dawn Obermoeller, Masoud Toloue Ph.D.

Small RNA-Seq libraries utilizing randomized adapters demonstrated significantly less bias and more even coverage due to reductions in ligase bias.

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