Immune cells may be key to better allergy, infection therapies

ITHACA, N.Y. – By learning how a recently discovered immune cell works in the body, researchers hope to one day harness the cells to better treat allergies and infections, according to new Cornell University research. Type 1 regulatory (Tr1) cells are a type of regulatory immune cell that help suppress immune responses, including inflammation and […]

Flowers not to blame for allergies

Marvin Pritts, a horticulture professor at Cornell University, explains the science behind allergies and why it isn’t the showy flowers that are the culprit, but rather the inconspicuous flowers that few people even notice.   Bio: https://hort.cals.cornell.edu/people/marvin-pritts   Pritts says:   “It is the time of the year when sensitive individuals begin to express allergy […]

Allergy sufferers beware, sneezing season has just begun

Marvin Pritts, a horticulture professor at Cornell University, explains why allergies are exceptionally bad this season and warns that while the rain provides temporary relief, it also promotes weed seed germination which will contribute to higher levels of pollen later this summer. Pritts says:  “In a year with a long, cold winter, flowering – and […]