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2014-05-29 04:22:19

BREDA, The Netherlands and GHENT, Belgium, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- arGEN-X will present full results from the dose-escalation part of a Phase 1 study of ARGX-110, a novel anti-CD70 antibody, in patients with advanced hematological and solid tumors at the 50th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO; 30 May-3 June, 2014, Chicago, IL, USA). arGEN-X reported in December 2013 that this study met its translational development goals: all...

2014-05-28 23:19:31

Source Naturals Allercetin wins Vity Award in the Allergy/Hay Fever Remedy Category. (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Source Naturals®, a manufacturer of advanced nutritional supplements, announces that Allercetin, a popular homeopathic allergy relief product, has won its second Vity Award in the Natural Allergy/Hay Fever Remedy Category. Allercetin calms the body’s immune response to the common triggers for hay fever. Among the most prestigious in the natural products industry, the Vity...

2014-05-28 08:39:41

Friedrich Schiller University Jena Pharmacists develop three new drug candidates against inflammation It is something like the police force of our body: the immune system. It disables intruding pathogens, it dismantles injured tissue and boosts wound healing. In this form of 'self-defense' inflammatory reactions play a decisive role. But sometimes the body's defense mechanism gets out of control and cells or tissues are affected: "Then excessive reactions can occur and illnesses along...

2014-05-28 08:33:20

ROCKLAND, Mass., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today that Rebif(®) (interferon beta-1a) data will be presented at the 2014 Cooperative Meeting of CMSC (Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers) and ACTRIMS (Americas Committee on Research & Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis), taking place from May 28 - 31, in Dallas, TX. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121220/SF32295LOGO-b Data from 11 study assessments will...

2014-05-28 08:32:26

Allergy relief spray breaks airborne protein molecules down, protecting children and allergy-prone adults without the harsh chemicals LOS ANGELES, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Indoor allergies affect 60-million plus Americans, which is little surprise considering that the EPA ranks single- and multi-family residences as the most allergen-dense spaces in the country. In an effort to stem this tide, Amazing-Solutions (http://www.amazing-solutions.com), a leading manufacturer of...

2014-05-28 08:31:16

MONROVIA, Calif., May 28, 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 the first subject has been dosed in a Phase 1a clinical trial of XmAb®7195. XmAb7195 is a monoclonal antibody engineered to suppress IgE via three distinct mechanisms of action as a potential treatment for asthma and...

2014-05-28 04:24:24

BREDA, The Netherlands, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- arGEN-X, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on creating and developing differentiated therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of cancer and severe autoimmune diseases, announced today the initiation of a collaboration with Bayer Pharma AG (Bayer), leveraging arGEN-X's SIMPLE Antibody(TM) technology for the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies. The collaboration centers on a novel approach to...

2014-05-27 23:11:01

Immunoglobulins or antibodies are proteins used by the immune system to neutralize pathogens including bacteria and viruses. The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 31,900 articles covering the interactions between a wide variety of immunoglobulins and pathogens particularly in humans. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 EurekaMag.com has published 31,900 articles on the importance of immunoglobulins for identifying and neutralizing pathogens such as...

2014-05-27 15:56:29

JGU Evidence presented of the existence of a previously unknown form of lymphocyte that protects against intracellular infection The innate immune system recognizes infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria. A group of lymphocytes known as "innate lymphoid cells" or ILCs plays a central role in the defense of the human body against infective agents. Professor Andreas Diefenbach of the Research Center Immunology at the Mainz University Medical Center, working in collaboration with...

Surprising Similarities In The Way Immune System Defenders Bind To Disease-causing Invaders
2014-05-27 03:50:47

By Glenn Roberts Jr., Stanford University A study led by researchers at Stanford's School of Medicine reveals how T cells, the immune system's foot soldiers, respond to an enormous number of potential health threats. X-ray studies at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, combined with Stanford biological studies and computational analysis, revealed remarkable similarities in the structure of binding sites, which allow a given T cell to recognize many...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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