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2014-06-18 04:21:16

Unique Immuno-Oncolytic Therapy Gets Closer to a More Effective, Safer Cancer Treatment and Potential Cure CLEVELAND, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --­­ Western Oncolytics Ltd., a biotech company specializing in immuno-oncolytic cancer therapies, has closed $275,000 in seed funding. The proceeds are planned to set a path toward clinical trials and execute initial manufacturing for its novel virus-based cancer therapy, which delivers genes to guide the immune system to kill...

2014-06-18 04:21:10

-- 3SBio's pegsiticase has shown a promising efficacy and safety profile in early clinical trials and Selecta and 3SBio plan to advance clinical studies of pegsiticase-based treatments for refractory and tophaceous gout as well as tumor lysis syndrome SHENYANG, China, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 3SBio Inc., a leading China-based biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products, today announced it has entered...

2014-06-17 23:13:07

Eva Dry Dehumidifiers are a safe way to rid your air of allergens that aggravate allergies & asthma. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 When the humidity is above 55%, airborne allergens such as mold spores, dust mites, & bacteria thrive and multiply quickly, aggravating the symptoms of allergy & asthma sufferers. Eva-Dry dehumidifiers allow you to easily maintain the right level of relative humidity in your home and keep your family healthier. According to the American Academy...

2014-06-17 23:08:05

The milestone brings the company one step closer to an immunotherapy that could eradicate peanut allergy, one of the leading causes of death from food reactions. Hershey, PA & Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Vaccine leader Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. (ITI) announced that it has successfully completed a model animal therapeutic and prophylactic study protocol for ARA-LAMP-vax, a breakthrough treatment that mitigates peanut allergy. The milestone brings the company one step closer...

2014-06-17 13:00:18

UCSD Jacobs Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a nanoshell to protect foreign enzymes used to starve cancer cells as part of chemotherapy. Their work is featured on the June 2014 cover of the journal Nano Letters. Enzymes are naturally smart machines that are responsible for many complex functions and chemical reactions in biology. However, despite their huge potential, their use in medicine has been limited by the immune system, which is designed...

2014-06-17 12:28:21

WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB: GNBT) today announced the posting of an interview given by Dr. Eric von Hofe, Ph.D., President of the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc. (www.antigenexpress.com), following his keynote presentation at the recent TIDES meeting. The 16(th) Annual TIDES Conference (www.IBCLifeSciences.com/Tides) was held in Providence, RI May 12 - 15, 2014. TIDES,...

2014-06-16 13:04:56

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Parasitic worm genome and biology provides a solid basis for the development of new interventions Researchers have deduced essential biological and genetic information from the genome sequence of the whipworm, an intestinal parasitic worm that infects hundreds of millions of people in developing countries. This information acts as the foundation for the development of new strategies and treatments against this debilitating parasite. The whipworm is...

2014-06-16 13:03:46

University of Melbourne New treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and autism could be on the horizon, after a global University of Melbourne-lead study successfully mapped the genes of a parasitic worm in pigs New treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and autism could be on the horizon, after a global University of Melbourne – lead study successfully mapped the genes of a...

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2014-06-16 04:53:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of University of Cincinnati researchers has reportedly discovered a way to reverse new onset Type 1 diabetes in mouse models, and their efforts could eventually be used to help humans coping with the disease. Lead researcher Dr. William Ridgway, director of the university’s division of immunology, allergy and rheumatology, and his colleagues used an agonistic monoclonal antibody known as UT18 to boost the activity of a...

2014-06-11 23:13:29

New England Peptide and SISCAPA expand commercialization of mass spec biomarker assays. Gardner, MA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Today, New England Peptide, Inc. (NEP) and SISCAPA Assay Technologies, Inc. (SAT) announced a collaboration for the manufacture and sale of Stable Isotope Standard (SIS) peptides for use in SISCAPA® protein quantification assays. Under the terms of the agreement, NEP will manufacture peptide standards suitable for use with SAT’s SISCAPA assays. The peptides will...


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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.