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Can allergies predict the development of autoimmune or inflammatory disease? Does treatment reduce the risk?

Identify a group of participants with environmental/food allergies and ask if the allergies are well controlled. Use observational data over many years to determine the relative rate of development of autoimmune/inflammatory illness in participants whose allergies are/are not well controlled.

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Do residential energy efficiency measures improve physical and mental health?

Goal: Identify and quantify health benefits of energy efficiency measures in single- or multi-family housing.

Data tools: Resident surveys, air pollution monitors, temperature monitors, energy usage data from electric utilities.

Expected outcomes: Previous qualitative and quantitative work suggests residents of more energy efficient homes experience fewer cardiovascular symptoms (e.g., asthma attacks) and fewer exposures... more »

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What is the impact of low-level food allergies for sufferers of Irritable Bowel?

This study would require a sample of persons with identifiable low grade food allergies. These would likely be identified via laboratory blood testing.

Some participants should eliminate all dietary allergens and others should continue to eat as usual. Questionnaires would be required to assess patient health.

A possible blood test follow-up may assess the state of the allergens per individual basis. Also suggest tracking... more »

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How do genetics influence food allergies?

Collect and analyze DNA information from blood samples, along with health records and survey responses to determine whether there is a genetic component to the following aspects of food allergies:
1. Predisposition to the development of allergies (who, at what age, to what degree of severity)
2. Triggers of allergic reactions
3. Validity of allergy testing
4. Response to treatment
5. Predisposition to outgrow allergies... more »

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