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A new “trick” steroids use to suppress inflammation, which could be used to make new anti-inflammatory drugs without the harmful side effects of steroids, has been discovered by researchers
TSX Venture: QPT EDMONTON, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Quest PharmaTech Inc.
Food allergies can be a matter of life and death for those suffering from them, but how much is too much when it comes to triggering a reaction?
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As we age, our once vigorous immune systems begin to decline.
Camp Emerson announces the expansion of their food allergy program.
Today, MBS is announcing the release of three monoclonal antibodies to chikungunya virus.
Selexis SA announced today the first therapeutic biologic generated with the Selexis SUREtechnology Platform™ has been approved for market. Geneva, Switzerland
Deal Expected to Expedite the Development and Commercialization of Immunosequencing Applications SEATTLE, Jan.
DALLAS, January 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Food Allergy - Pipeline Review, H2 2014" of 39 pages to the allergy therapeutics section of life sciences
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...
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...
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...
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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