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2013-11-12 23:27:58

Monoclonal antibodies specific to Rift Valley Fever Virus developed by Maine Biotechnology Services, in partnership with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, are now available for sampling. The antibodies were developed to support ongoing research efforts to advance adequate vaccine and rapid detection methods. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 In July 2012, Maine Biotechnology Services entered into a partnership with Dr. Scott McVey, supervisor of the USDA-Agricultural...

2013-11-04 09:13:55

Antibodies against the B cell surface protein CD20 have been used successfully to treat B cell-mediated autoimmune diseases and lymphomas. Antibody binding receptors, called Fc receptors, on other immune cells bind anti-CD20 on coated B cells, which induces B cell deletion through a mechanism that is not clearly understood. In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Philippe Bousse and colleagues at the Pasteur Institute in Paris described the fate of B cells in live mice after...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.