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Betrayal Of The Aphids
2014-06-03 14:58:11

By Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California - Riverside Aphids are devastating insect pests and cause great losses to agriculture worldwide. These sap-feeding plant pests harbor in their body cavity bacteria, which are essential for the aphids' fecundity and survival. Buchnera, the bacterium, benefits also because it cannot grow outside the aphid. This mutually beneficial relationship is sabotaged, however, by the bacterium which proceeds to betray the aphid, a research team led by...

2014-06-03 12:36:41

ImaginAb Expands Portfolio for Immunotherapeutic Drug Development LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImaginAb, Inc. and the Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have executed a technology licensing agreement relating to novel immune cell-targeting agents for imaging with Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Inflammation and immune response play a fundamental role in a wide variety of diseases including cancer and autoimmune diseases. Under the agreement,...

Meditative Exercise May Not Provide Relief To Asthma Sufferers
2014-06-03 10:49:52

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Yoga is a method believed to help your physical and mental well-being. It has also been suggested to alleviate the symptoms of asthma sufferers, but a new study suggests this may not be the case. Researchers found little evidence to support the claim that asthma relief is associated with meditative exercise. The report was published in the June Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. The scientific journal is from the American...

2014-06-02 12:28:49

VIENNA, Va., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You're back at work after a relaxing vacation, and by noon your head aches and the nagging cough returns. Is it stress? A virus? Or could you be allergic to something in the office? "Work-related allergy and asthma symptoms are a serious problem," says Tonya Winders, president and CEO of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading nonprofit patient education organization, "but sometimes it's hard to identify...

2014-06-02 08:33:17

MANASQUAN, N.J., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeping seasonal allergies locked outside where they belong might be as simple as choosing the right carpet. Today, flooring manufacturers understand how their products are an integral factor in creating and maintaining indoor air quality. SMART Carpet and Flooring (http://www.smartcarpet.com), the company that's changing the way people shop for and buy carpet, has many choices that are designed to make life a little easier for people with...

2014-06-02 08:26:04

Peterson Calls on Kids with Potentially Life-threatening (Severe) Allergies to Join His Ready2Go MVP Team PITTSBURGH, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty, the fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical business of Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ: MYL), and pro football player Adrian Peterson today launched Ready2Go(TM), a new campaign to educate those affected by severe allergies about what to do if a life-threatening allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis, happens. Ready2Go was inspired in part by a...

2014-06-01 08:20:34

NKTR-214 combined with anti-PD-1 or anti-CTLA-4 provides significant tumor growth inhibition in both EMT6 breast and CT26 colon tumor models SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) announced positive preclinical data for NKTR-214, a new investigational cancer immunotherapy which selectively activates the IL-2 receptor complex and is being developed as a potential treatment for multiple cancers. The results were presented today at the 2014 ASCO...

2014-05-31 08:21:10

Study Shows Improved Survival Benefit in Panitumumab Arm THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced results from the Phase 2 PEAK study that reinforce the improved overall survival (OS) benefit of panitumumab (Vectibix(®)) when used in combination with FOLFOX, an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy regimen, compared to bevacizumab (Avastin(®)) plus FOLFOX as first-line treatment in patients with wild-type RAS metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). The...

2014-05-30 23:02:41

Until now, the only option for egg allergy sufferers was simply to avoid eggs. But sublingual immunotherapy is now being used by Family Allergy Clinic to help patients build up an immunity to egg proteins. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 For those with an egg allergy, they have probably been dished the standard advice: Avoid eggs! But with eggs lurking in baked goods, pasta, canned soup, marshmallows and more, this is easier said than done. But a treatment known as sublingual...

2014-05-30 12:25:53

There may be no cure for asthma and allergies, but there are ways to protect our families from airborne contaminants that trigger outbreaks. Common asthma and allergy triggers can be mitigated in the living area, lessening the frequency and severity of attacks with regularly scheduled housecleaning. LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The month of May has been designated as Asthma and Allergy month and the folks at Your Signature Maids, a Lawrenceville maid...


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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