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Many Children With Asthma Food Allergies Lack School

Many Children With Asthma, Food Allergies Lack School Emergency Plans

By Marla Paul, Northwestern University Only one in four students with asthma and half of children with food allergies have emergency health management plans in place at school, leaving schools inadequately prepared to manage daily needs and...

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2014-09-17 23:07:45

The $255,000 award will help ITI conduct vaccine validation studies over one year Hershey, PA & Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it won a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to support the continued preclinical development of a multi-nut allergy immunotherapy. The award will provide ITI with approximately $255,000 over one year to conduct vaccine validation studies. Tree nuts, a leading cause of food allergy, affect...

2014-09-17 08:31:07

-Enhances Capabilities for the Precision Medicine in Immuno-oncology and Autoimmune Disease Areas- LOS ANGELES and LEIPZIG, Germany, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImaginAb, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an exclusive technology development partnership with Novotectid GmbH for the development of antibody-based imaging agents to image CD4+ positive immune T cells. "Our collaboration with Novotectid expands ImaginAb's capability to precisely diagnose and determine...

2014-09-16 08:31:04

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 50 million American kids are headed back to school this fall, and they're not alone. In addition to new backpacks, they'll be carrying billions of microbes and germs eager to get acquainted with your child. To help families prepare, Zarbee's Naturals, the company behind the fastest growing natural cough syrup for children, is expanding its family wellness offerings with a new line of immune support products formulated...

2014-09-16 08:29:12

CAMBRIDGE, England, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sphere Fluidics Limited has developed unique technology for single cell analysis and characterization and provides proprietary products and novel services for this rapidly-growing market. The Company has raised over $6 million to date. "We are starting to develop a brand new single cell analysis instrument called Cyto-Mine(TM) (see image below). This will be revolutionary for the Biopharmaceutical Discovery and...

2014-09-15 04:21:19

NEW YORK, LONDON, BERLIN and PARIS, September 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SOURCE M/S. Reportstack

2014-09-10 08:31:55

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MabVax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: TELK), a clinical stage oncology drug development company, announced today it has entered into agreements with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Juno Therapeutics (Juno) for the development of novel therapeutic products using antibody targeting sequences derived from the fully-human antibodies discovered using the Company's internally developed antibody discovery platform. Under the...

2014-09-09 16:25:56

- Data include post-hoc assessments of controlled studies in relapsing MS regarding evolution of gadolinium-enhancing lesions, assessments of predictive scores for disease activity and disability progression, and 'no evident disease activity' (NEDA) measure for interferon beta-1a SC vs. interferon beta-1a IM ROCKLAND, Mass., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today that new data from the division's multiple sclerosis...

2014-09-09 08:32:54

Collaboration to Express Antibodies and Antigens based on Sutro's Technology Platform Xpress CF(TM) SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutro Biopharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing a new generation of protein therapeutics, including next-generation antibody drug conjugates and bispecific antibodies, today announced its collaboration with the laboratory of James Wells, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UCSF, as part of the...

2014-09-09 04:21:06

~Convening World's Leading Researchers in MS with a Program Covering all Aspects of Research Including Cause and Pathology, Genetics and Environmental Impact, Emerging Treatment Study Findings and Nervous System Repair BOSTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 10-13 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS will host their joint triennial international meeting - MSBoston 2014, with over 8,000 participant from leading organizations in Europe, North America and...

2014-09-08 23:05:17

Concerned consumers, retailers and government inspectors are more conscious of increasing allergen risks in food production as well as effective allergen communication. An upcoming live webinar presented by SGS and METTLER TOLEDO will present the results of a recent SGS industry survey on challenges, needs and gaps in allergen management. (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Approximately 2 percent of adults and 8 percent of children experience food allergies, and those numbers appears to be...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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