Leonard Bielory is just a bit obsessed with pollen. Sure, an allergist has to know the enemy, so to speak, in order to help his patients. But study pollen? Count its grains? Track its dispersal? Write a grant to study climate’s impact on it? And now, market a smartphone app that allows patients to figure out which tree’s reproductive grains are the source of their torment? "It was selfish," he says of his app, iPollenCount. "I wanted my patients to be able to tell me what they’re allergic to…" Bielory, a specialist in allergy and immunology with the Rutgers Center of Environmental Prediction and physician at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, designed his app to track a wide variety of symptoms.
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