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Two Separate Studies On MERS-Coronavirus Offer Better Understanding Of Newly Emerging Disease
2014-04-29 09:33:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two separate studies this week are helping scientists gain a better understanding of the dangerous Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, a disease that has sickened more than 300 people and left at least a hundred dead since it was first reported in September 2012. HUMAN ANTIBODIES The first study comes from scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who have identified natural human antibodies against the virus...

2014-04-29 08:35:33

MONROVIA, Calif., April 29, 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., president and chief executive officer, will present at the Deutsche Bank 39th Annual Health Care Conference on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 4:50 p.m. EDT in Boston, MA. A live audio webcast of the...

2014-04-28 23:00:43

20/20 Optometry of Silicon Valley provides helpful information for patients questioning whether they have dry eyes or allergies. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Now that spring is finally here, allergy season is trailing right behind. 20/20 Optometry of Silicon Valley, a leading eye care provider in the Bay Area, stresses the importance of addressing eye allergies and dry eyes with the proper treatment. As they always say, “April showers bring May flowers.” Tree pollen and...

2014-04-28 23:00:32

UC Davis finding may lead to novel stem cell treatments for chronic wounds. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 The stress hormone epinephrine — the source of the “fight-or-flight” response — also heightens stresses at the cellular level, inhibiting wound healing and promoting a state of chronic inflammation that prohibits the body’s stem cells from migrating to a wound to encourage skin regeneration, UC Davis researchers have found. The research, published in the April issue...

2014-04-28 12:31:23

Company scientists advance understanding of role of genetics in seizure disorders, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and other conditions at top neurology industry conference MADISON, N.J., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that several scientists from its Athena Diagnostics specialty neurology business will present research during the the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual...

2014-04-28 10:15:29

Inflammation has long been considered an integral part of the biological process that leads to deadly scarring in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. New research at National Jewish Health, however, suggests that a little inflammation may also be crucial to the healing and repair processes in the lungs.  Elizabeth Redente, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology at National Jewish Health, and her colleagues report in the April 2014 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular...

2014-04-28 08:32:25

Extension of trade name reflects growth in customized primary cell biology contract research business SEATTLE, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReachBio LLC announced today that it is extending its trade name and will start doing business as ReachBio Research Labs, effective immediately. As part of this rebranding, the company has updated its logo and launched a new re-designed website at www.reachbio.com. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140425/78771 According to Rob...

3-D Printed Tumors Could Revolutionize Cancer Research
2014-04-26 06:12:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years, cancer-research scientists have been using two-dimensional petri dish models to study and test potential treatments. But now, a team of scientists led by Drexel University’s Wei Sun has developed a method for 3-D printing living tumors – a development that could revolutionize cancer research. According to a report on the development recently published the journal Biofabrication, the team was able to print out viable...

Work On Microbial Signaling Offers A Window Into Better Biofuels, Human Health
2014-04-25 03:28:23

Tom Rickey, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory A common plant puts out a welcome mat to bacteria seeking to invade, and scientists have discovered the mat's molecular mix. The study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals new targets during the battle between microbe and host that researchers can exploit to protect plants. The team showed that the humble and oft-studied plant Arabidopsis puts out a molecular signal that invites an...

2014-04-25 08:28:05

ROCKLAND, Mass., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today that new data from the company's multiple sclerosis (MS) portfolio will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66(th )Annual Meeting, taking place from April 26 - May 3, in Philadelphia, PA. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121220/SF32295LOGO-b Data from 14 study assessments presented by EMD Serono or its affiliate, Merck Serono, the...


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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