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Latest Immune system Stories

Specialized Immune Cells Could Stop Cancer Spread
2014-08-18 03:54:50

Melbourne researchers have revealed the critical importance of highly specialized immune cells, called natural killer cells, in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs.

Early Step In Body's Counterattack On Virus Blocked By Ebola Protein
2014-08-15 03:16:59

One of the human body's first responses to a viral infection is to make and release signaling proteins called interferons, which amplify the immune system response to viruses.

2014-08-14 08:29:14

-- Anti-EphA3 Agents Inhibit Tumor Growth by Disrupting or Destroying the Tumor Microenvironment: Malignant Stem Cells, Stromal Cells, and New Tumor Vasculature -- SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.,

venom fights cancer
2014-08-13 05:35:26

Bee stings and snake bites are not typically viewed as things that are beneficial to a person’s health, but new research out of the University of Illinois suggests that they could be powerful tools in the treatment of cancer.

parasitic worms
2014-08-12 03:00:09

Experts believe a molecule in parasitic worms could help explain why worm infections can effectively treat a range of autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

nut allergies
2014-08-12 05:38:54

Millions of adults and children in the US have nut allergies that can range from mild hives to fatal anaphylaxis. A new study led by the United States Department of Agriculture reveals there might be answers other than strictly avoiding nuts.

2014-08-11 23:08:04

Health Food Emporium is having a sale on Garden of Life's flag ship products, Primal Defense and Omegazyme, for between 40% and 50% off of the retail price for the month of August.

2014-08-11 08:29:09

Patented Technology Enables Accurate Delivery of a Chemotherapeutic Drug to Targeted Tumor Cells, Reducing Drug-related Toxicity without Sacrificing Therapeutic Impact SYDNEY, Aug.

2014-08-06 12:28:13

Study Correlates Immune Response with Improved Survival in Prostate Cancer Patients after Receiving the Antigen Express Novel Immunotherapeutic AE37 WORCESTER, Mass.


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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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.