Search for dissertations about: "Allergies"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 61 swedish dissertations containing the word Allergies.

  1. 1. A life course perspective on health in childhood and adulthood with special focus on health effects of smoking

    Author : Kristina Hansen; Socialmedicin och hälsopolitik; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; secondhand smoke; smoking; allergies; atherosclerosis; self-rated health; economic stress; life-course perspective;

    Abstract : Abstract: The complexity of health relates to the interplay between numerous factors, e.g., biological and genetic factors, sociodemographic factors, life-style, environmental factors as well as health care services, all possibly acting throughout the life-course. READ MORE

  2. 2. Characterisation of the Microbial Community in Indoor Environments: a Chemical-Analytical Approach

    Author : Aleksandra Sebastian; Avdelningen för medicinsk mikrobiologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; indoor air; microbial chemical markers; asthma; allergies; tobacco smoke; Infektioner; Infections;

    Abstract : Inhalation of airborne microorganisms and their toxic components and products may induce a wide spectrum of acute and chronic airway manifestations. The study describes important capabilities of chemical marker analysis in defining human exposure to microorganisms in indoor environments. READ MORE

  3. 3. Immune maturation and modulation in childhood allergies : Aspects of epigenetic, mucosal and systemic immune mediators in allergy development and prevention

    Author : Johanna Huoman; Maria Jenmalm; Lennart Nilsson; Petra Ina Pfefferle; Linköpings universitet; []

    Abstract : The prevalence of allergic diseases has in the past century increased among children in affluent societies. Underlying causes are incompletely disentangled, but decreased diversity in environmental and microbial exposures could drive allergy development. READ MORE

  4. 4. Antibodies for better or worse or Antibody variability in an egg-laying mammal and a novel strategy in the treatment of allergies

    Author : Jeannette Johansson; Kjell-Olov Grönvik; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Cell and molecular biology; Antibody; variability; platypus; allergy; vaccine; adjuvant; Cell- och molekylärbiologi; Cell and molecular biology; Cell- och molekylärbiologi; Molecular Immunology; molekylär immunologi;

    Abstract : Antibodies are a central part of the immune defense system, and a large variability in their specificity is needed in order to be able to react against all possible foreign substances we may encounter during our lives. In this thesis, results are presented from investigations into how an egg-laying mammal, the Australian duck-billed platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) creates antibody variability. READ MORE

  5. 5. Polyunsaturated fatty acids and allergy development

    Author : Sara Johansson; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; DTH; IgE; fish oil; farming; atopy; butter; allergy; saturated fat; fatty acids; polyunsaturated fatty acids; breast milk; margarine; serum; cord blood;

    Abstract : Allergies have increased strikingly in the affluent parts of the world during the last century. The cause of the rapid increase is unknown but several risk factors have been postulated, the main ones relating to reduced microbial exposures and changed diet. READ MORE