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2011-04-14 16:20:00

--Immunotherapy Used in Proof-of-Principle Treatment for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia-- PHILADELPHIA, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a novel approach that works around the gene defect in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, an inherited immune deficiency disorder, researchers used an alternative cell signaling pathway to significantly improve immune function in a 13-year-old boy with the disease. The study, at The Children's Hospital of...

2011-02-16 08:30:00

--Dr. Jordan Orange, Holder of Newly Endowed Chair at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Researches Immune Disorders-- PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced the establishment of the Jeffrey Modell Endowed Chair in Pediatric Immunology Research. A ceremony at the Hospital's Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building recognized the first holder of the chair, pediatric immunologist Jordan S. Orange,...

2008-09-12 12:00:35

The Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF) and Talecris Biotherapeutics, Inc. have donated $150,000 to Children's Medical Center to expand clinical care and outreach for children with primary immunodeficiency (PI), the two organizations announced today. PI is a term that encompasses more than 150 diseases caused by an immune system that does not function properly. The program at Children's, one of 38 worldwide supported by the JMF, focuses on the diagnosis, care and treatment of those suffering...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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