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2013-08-08 23:17:34

MD Biosciences focuses on rapid and cost effective models of psoriasis involving the IL-23/Th17 axis in order to provide companies alternatives to complex and cost prohibitive xenotransplantation models for screening. With the earlier launch of the IMQ model and now the IL-23 psoriasis model, MD Biosciences offers a range of rapid models for dermal conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis. St Paul, MN (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Recent psoriasis research has focused extensively on the...

2013-07-29 13:04:46

Study demonstrates technique to create better anti-cancer agents, arthritis drugs, and more Many drugs such as agents for cancer or autoimmune diseases have nasty side effects because while they kill disease-causing cells, they also affect healthy cells. Now a new study has demonstrated a technique for developing more targeted drugs, by using molecular "robots" to hone in on more specific populations of cells. "This is a proof of concept study using human cells," said Sergei Rudchenko,...

2013-07-25 23:02:32

Extreme pogo athlete to kickoff Pogopalooza 10 in New York City with world record attempt for most consecutive bounces on a pogo stick to raise awareness for scleroderma. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 On Friday, July 26, 27-year-old extreme pogo athlete James Roumeliotis of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, will attempt to break the world record for most consecutive bounces on a pogo stick without rest in New York City’s Washington Square Park. His stunt will kick off Pogopalooza 10,...

2013-07-23 15:31:04

New model will pave the way for new treatments A gene mutation disrupts the activity of certain immune cells and causes the immune system to erroneously attack the liver, according to a new animal study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, will provide a new model for studying drug targets and therapies for Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH), a condition for which the only treatment options are short-acting steroids or...

2013-07-23 12:12:08

Researchers have uncovered a signal that prevents the immune system from spinning out of control. The findings could help develop more effective therapies for autoimmune disorders, allergies, chronic inflammation and cancer. A team led by a University of Arizona researcher has discovered a previously unknown mechanism that prevents the immune system from going into overdrive, shedding light not only on how our body controls its response to pathogens but on conditions such as autoimmune...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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