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In this image of human cells, the bright dots show ANA, a type of antibody.
December 15, 2020

Autoimmunity in adolescents tripled in recent decades

Autoimmunity, which is when the immune system attacks the body instead of protecting it against disease, appears to be rising...

Autoimmune Disorders
Ragweed, which grows throughout most of the U.S., produces pollen in the fall.
April 01, 2020

What triggers seasonal allergies?

Ah, spring. It's the time of year when the cold starts to wane, and trees and flowers blossom. But...

Allergy

Rashad Jennings performs with partner Emma Slater.
October 14, 2017

Outrunning asthma

National Football League (NFL) running back and reigning "Dancing with the Stars" champion Rashad Jennings battled childhood asthma with grit...

Asthma
Female doctor explains how to use an inhaler to older patient.
October 13, 2017

Asthma: What you need to know

Asthma is now the most common chronic disorder in childhood. In the U.S., nearly 24 million people have asthma. Asthma...

Asthma

Sylvia Granados-Maready, right, pictured with her newborn son, Peter Ernesto, and her sister, Sandra.
October 13, 2017

Don’t let asthma define you

When Sylvia Granados-Maready was born, she was diagnosed with asthma. To this day, Sylvia lives with asthma without letting it...

Asthma
Jeff Long with his son Noah, wife Deb, and daughter Gabi.
October 13, 2017

A lifelong asthma struggle

Jeff Long, Ph.D., can hardly remember a time when he didn't suffer from serious asthma. Jeff, who is...

Asthma

Stavros Garantziotis, M.D.
October 13, 2017

Understanding asthma from the inside out

Three NIH institutes fund asthma studies to improve treatment and learn more about what causes this widespread illness: the National...

Asthma