Allergies

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A little Ni2+ to tickle your TLR4

Conceptually, its not excessively hard to understand how we develop allergies– Our bodies generate an inappropriate immune response to a protein that wouldnt otherwise cause us any harm, whether its tree pollen or dust mites or peanut proteins. But whats the deal with nickel allergies? Nickel is a cation– Ni2+. Our bodies are chock full…

A couple of days ago, Orac directed us towards an article that is one of the funniest pieces of ‘Science Journalism’ I have ever seen, anywhere. See, those of us on the ‘non-kook’ side of things have marvelously eloquent writers like Carl and Ed, and inquisitive investigatory journalists like Trine. Sure theyre ‘educational’, but their…

Green our vaccines! Part IV

Every Spring, you can count on a handful of posts here at ERV on allergies. Ive got em. I hate em. But I recognize that in many ways, Im ‘lucky’ as far as allergies go. I only have to deal with them for a few months of the year, I can move somewhere else and…

Question for the hivemind: Allergy meds

I love Oklahoma… except for one thing. You might think that one thing has something to do with insane Christian Evangelicals or creepy perverted ‘Conservative’ Republicans, but really, you just get used to those sorts of things. I think I would genuinely miss them if they were gone. No, the ‘one thing’ is… allergies. As…