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2014-02-06 16:27:50

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 6, 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 that Bassil Dahiyat, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 2014 Leerink Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. EST at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, NY. A live audio...

2014-02-06 16:26:57

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has discovered an unusual bacterial protein that attaches to virtually any antibody and prevents it from binding to its target. Protein M, as it is called, probably helps some bacteria evade the immune response and establish long-term infections. If follow-up studies confirm Protein M's ability to defeat the antibody response, it is likely to become a target of...

2014-02-06 16:24:05

VIENNA, Va., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First dates bring excitement, anticipation, a few nervous butterflies - maybe even a first kiss - but for people with food allergies, date planning requires more than deciding when to meet or what to wear. "Since dating so often revolves around eating, it's important that people with food allergies take a proactive approach," says Tonya Winders, president and CEO of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading...

2014-02-06 12:28:11

DANVILLE, Va., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AllergEase, Inc. revealed its company's positive research study results for its core product, the Honey Lemon Lozenge, at the Scripps 11(th) Annual Natural Supplements Conference on Monday in San Diego. The study, conducted by global CRO Medicus Research, revealed positive results for AllergEase(®). The product is designed to reduce the symptoms of seasonal and environmental allergies, which affect approximately 20 million individuals in...

2014-02-05 23:01:14

New report reveals how toxic inflammation is destroying health and how to fight this inflammation by eliminating certain ingredients and balancing the Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Toxic inflammation and overload is responsible for destroying virtually every cell in the body including cells in the heart, brain, blood, joints, muscles, hormones, organs, and skin. In a new report revealed by Diet Recommendations, there is a set of strategies to rid the body...

2014-02-05 20:26:52

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KBIO) today announced that David Pritchard, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the following upcoming investor conferences: -- 16(th) Annual BIO CEO & Investor ConferenceTuesday, February 11, 2014 in New York City8:30 AM Eastern Time (5:30 AM Pacific Time) -- Leerink Global Healthcare Conference 2014Thursday, February 13, 2014 in New...

2014-02-05 12:29:15

The feat bolsters rational vaccine design approach that could also be applied to other challenging viruses including HIV and influenza LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have invented a new method for designing artificial proteins, and have used it to make key ingredients for a candidate vaccine against a dangerous virus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a significant cause of infant mortality. The virus has...

2014-02-04 11:58:44

Researchers use a naturally occurring HIV variant to trace a T cell lineage for 17 years WHAT: A team of researchers has reported a novel method for tracking CD4+ T cells in people infected with HIV. CD4+ T cells are critical for immune defense against an array of pathogens and are a primary target of HIV. In the study, researchers used a unique, replication-incompetent (defective) form of HIV identified in a patient in the early 1990s. The defective virus had integrated into the genome...

Oral Immunotherapy Alters DNA Of Those With Peanut Allergies
2014-02-01 06:31:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists with Stanford University are finding that healing a peanut allergy with oral immunotherapy alters the DNA of the patient's immune cells. The finding could serve as the basis for a simple blood test to monitor the long-term effectiveness of the allergy therapy. Allergy scientists are currently performing clinical trials of doctor-supervised immunotherapy involving peanut-allergy sufferers taking escalating amounts of peanut...

2014-01-31 23:24:23

OriGene Technologies, Inc. (“OriGene”), one of the industry leaders in producing genome wide products for research and diagnostic applications, has been awarded a contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop high affinity anti-peptide antibodies for SISCAPA assays. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Stable Isotope Standards and Capture by Anti-Peptide Antibodies (SISCAPA), an approach developed by Dr. Leigh Anderson, is a novel technology that can achieve high...


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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