Mitey (image) Duke University Share Print E-Mail Caption The house dust mite may be a foe to anyone suffering from indoor allergies, but only about two dozen of the thousands of proteins making up the tiny bug actually trigger allergic reactions. A new technique shows that these sniffle-packing proteins share a combination of stability and abundance, properties that may help researchers spot other likely allergens in the environment. Credit Holly Leddy, Duke University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.