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Machines learn to predict allergens more accurately, may be the first step in eliminating them
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2014, Apr. 15

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 15, 2014 -- It’s well known that allergies and asthma are on the rise around the globe. Food allergies alone rose 50 percent in children from 1997 to 2011, according to a recent study at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Research Highlight

Raquel Hontecillas, PhD

Raquel Hontecillas, PhD

Dr. Hontecillas is the immunology lead for the Center for Modeling
Immunity to Enteric Pathogens, and co-directs the Nutritional
Immunology and Molecular Medicine Group at the institute. Her
research focus is on mucosal immunity related to infectious and
immune-mediated diseases.