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2014-05-22 08:29:44

MONROVIA, Calif., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing engineered monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergic diseases, and cancer, today announced that Bassil Dahiyat, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, will present at the Jefferies 2014 Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. EDT in New York City, NY. A live audio webcast of the...

2014-05-21 13:45:48

American Thoracic Society Reminders prompting asthma patients to take their control inhalers if they miss a dose significantly improve medication adherence, according to a primary-care based study conducted by a research team in Australia. In this six-month investigation, patients receiving reminders took on average 73% of their prescribed doses compared to only 46% in patients who did not have reminders. The results of the cluster randomized controlled trial were presented at the ATS...

2014-05-21 11:45:04

Northwestern University Increase in asthma coincides with switch from butter to certain oil-based diets -The good news! Vitamin E in olive and sunflower oils improves lungs A large new Northwestern Medicine® study upends our understanding of vitamin E and ties the increasing consumption of supposedly healthy vitamin E-rich oils -- canola, soybean and corn – to the rising incidence of lung inflammation and, possibly, asthma. The new study shows drastically different health...

2014-05-21 08:30:11

Company expands digital health platform and services to include real-time video consultations SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Thoracic Society International Conference (ATS 2014) -- Propeller Health, the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, today announced the company will offer inhaler technique coaching via Helpouts by Google. People with asthma, COPD, or other chronic respiratory disease, and their family caregivers, can get...

2014-05-20 23:10:55

During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, May 20 is Fragrance Free Day, featuring fragrance-free and naturally scented giveaways, tips and resources for improved indoor air quality. Pittsburgh (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 “Don’t spray for a day,” is the call to companies across Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware today as Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE) conducts its annual Fragrance Free Day during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. “We all want to work in...

2014-05-20 16:26:40

Early Data Demonstrate Anti-TSLP Therapy Reduces Early and Late Asthmatic Responses and Several Key Inflammatory Markers THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published positive results from a Phase 1 study adding to the growing body of evidence that inhibiting thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) could be beneficial in the treatment of asthma. TSLP is a cytokine thought to be a key...

2014-05-20 11:10:20

The JAMA Network Journals Parents in low-income families were less likely to delay asthma care for their children or avoid taking their children to see a doctor is they had lower vs. higher levels of health insurance cost-sharing. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes subsidies to reduce cost-sharing for low-income families. Limited information about the effects of cost-sharing on care for children is available to guide such efforts. A 2012 telephone survey...

2014-05-20 10:06:20

American Thoracic Society Maternal intake of dietary methyl donors during the first trimester of pregnancy modulates the risk of developing childhood asthma at age 7, according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference. "Evidence on the effects of dietary methyl donor intake on childhood asthma has been mixed," said lead author Michelle Trivedi, MD, Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Pulmonology at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in...

2014-05-16 23:07:06

Impact of Pittsburgh's air quality examined at "The Air We Breathe," presented by Allegheny General Hospital and The Breathe Project. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Local and national asthma experts convene today in Pittsburgh for a third regional summit on air quality and the role it plays in the high prevalence of asthma in western Pennsylvania communities.     The Pittsburgh region remains challenged by some of the nation’s highest registered...

2014-05-15 08:32:10

Rapid IgE clearance by XmAb7195 shows potential as a disease modifying treatment for allergy and asthma MONROVIA, Calif., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing engineered monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergic diseases, and cancer, today announced it will present preclinical data comparing activity of XmAb®7195 to omalizumab in reducing IgE, a protein responsible...


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Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
2012-05-14 11:51:18

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is a medical journal established in 1929 as the Journal of Allergy. It is published by Elsevier. It obtained its current name in 1971. It is the official journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. This journal publishes timely clinical papers, instructive case reports, and detailed examinations of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to clinical allergists, immunologists, dermatologists, internists, and other...

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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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