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Indoor Mold Can Be Very Dangerous For Asthma Sufferers

Indoor Mold Can Be Very Dangerous For Asthma Sufferers

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The allergen and fungi mold is gross. It looks gross in its variety of colors. It grows in typically gross places (around toilet bowls, under sinks, in nooks and crannies). It feels gross...

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2014-09-02 12:29:09

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLegend, Inc. (BioLegend) acquired the shares of Covance Antibody Services Inc., a business unit of Covance, located in Dedham, Massachusetts, on August 29, 2014. The Covance Antibody business unit develops and manufactures antibodies and research reagents for Neuroscience, Immunopathology, Cell Biology, Epitope Tags, and Immunohistochemistry Detection. These products, including In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) antibodies for IHC, are well-suited to...

2014-09-02 08:29:36

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 2, 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 the appointment of Debra Zack, M.D., Ph.D., vice president, clinical development and the appointment of Lloyd Rowland, senior vice president, chief compliance officer and general counsel. "Debra's expertise in biologics...

2014-09-01 04:20:02

A*STAR scientists find new targets for modulating antibody response Singapore, Sept 1, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists from A*STAR's Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) have uncovered the crucial role of two signalling molecules, DOK3 and SHP1, in the development and production of plasma cells. These discoveries, published in two prestigious journals PNAS and Nature Communications, advance the understanding of plasma cells and...

2014-08-31 23:00:39

For years, the standard medical advice for nut allergy sufferers has simply been to avoid nuts; however, a treatment known as sublingual immunotherapy ("oral drops") is helping patients reduce their sensitivity to nuts. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Stuart Agren, M.D., founder of the Family Allergy Clinic in Mesa, Arizona, prescribes sublingual immunotherapy to help his patients struggling with food allergies, which now includes tree nut allergies. Dr. Agren said that it has...

2014-08-29 23:11:54

Dr. Karlin, Dr. Roth, and the rest of the team are prepared to treat allergy symptoms that are likely to arise as temperatures cool and summer turns into fall. Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 As the seasons change, many people have difficulty battling their allergies. At Northeast Atlanta ENT (http://www.northeastatlantaent.com), Dr. Karlin, Dr. Roth, and the rest of their team are prepared to treat allergy symptoms that are likely to arise as temperatures cool and summer turns into...

2014-08-28 12:29:01

Key Program Part of Recent Merger with MabVax Therapeutics, Inc. SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telik, Inc. (OTCQB: TELK), a clinical stage oncology drug development company that merged with MabVax Therapeutics, Inc. on July 8, 2014, announced today it has made significant progress related to the development of its lead antibody program designated 5B1. The fully-human antibody was recovered using the Company's internally developed antibody discovery platform. These...

2014-08-28 04:21:54

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As students head back to class, ragweed allergies are expected to flare. Hay fever symptoms, such as itchy skin, watery eyes, sneezing and coughing can make it hard for a student to concentrate on class work. Unfortunately, it can also be difficult for parents to determine if a child has an allergy or picked up a viral infection after going back to school. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140605 Is it Allergies or a Cold? Here Are Some...

2014-08-27 12:30:15

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An experimental drug designed to help regulate the blood's iron supply shows promise as a viable first treatment for anemia of inflammation, according to results from the first human study of the treatment published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Anemia is a condition that occurs when red blood cells are in short supply or do not function properly. When an individual has anemia,...

2014-08-26 12:28:02

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lycera Corp., a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of breakthrough oral medicines to treat autoimmune disease and cancer based on the science of immune modulation, today announced the appointment of Harinder Singh, Ph.D., as chair of the company's scientific advisory board. Dr. Singh will lead the board's efforts to provide guidance and insight to advance Lycera's multiple ongoing research programs and pipeline of...

2014-08-26 08:31:33

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento), a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and its associated pain, today announced that it has received funding to advance an immunotherapy targeting WNT1-Inducible Signaling Protein-1 (WISP1) for the potential treatment of IPF, which affects more than 100,000 Americans. As this disease progresses, scarring in the lungs increases and patients gradually lose...


Latest Immune system Reference Libraries

Appendix
2013-03-04 15:05:59

The appendix is a dead-end tube like structure, ranging from 2 to 20 cm, that spans off the cecum of the colon. It is attached to the lower part of the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The appendix can be found in many mammals including marsupials, euarchontoglires (rodents) as wells as humans of course. It is also an organ that forms in the embryotic stage during pregnancy. McBurney’s Point, the point that is one-third the distance from infront and above the spinal cord...

Lymph Node
2013-03-04 14:27:41

A lymph node is an immune system organ that is widely distributed throughout various places in the body. There are about 500-600 nodes in an individual adult, with clusters of lymph nodes found in the underarms, groin, neck, chest, and abdomen. The lymphatic system as a whole is responsible for acting as the body’s primary mechanism of defense. Each node is oval-shaped, and measures between a few millimeters and a few centimeters long. They are linked to one another by lymphatic vessels and...

Thymus
2013-03-04 12:56:08

The thymus gland is an endocrine organ of the immune system located anteriolateral to the trachea and in between the lungs. Its primary function is to build T lymphocytes for the body’s immune system; therefore, it is most important during childhood and puberty, when it reaches its maximum size. After puberty, it will begin to atrophy and shrink in size. Old age generally brings about hypotrophy of the thymus. In children the thymus is grayish-pink in color and in adults it is yellow. On...

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2011-02-23 21:28:34

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates inside the living cells of organisms. It is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most are too small to be seen by anything but a microscope and they infect all organisms from animals to plants to bacteria. The first one discovered was the tobacco virus in 1898. Since then around 5,000 viruses have been described in detail although there are millions of different types. They are found in...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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