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2014-04-03 12:30:58

LONDON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- INDOOR AIR QUALITY CAN HAVE FIVE TIMES MORE POLLUTANTS This week has seen the Government issued health warnings as high levels of air pollution spread across England. High pollution levels have been recorded in regions across the country and it looks set to continue until the end of the week. For both allergy sufferers, and non-sufferers alike, this means added discomfort. New estimates released by The World...

2014-04-03 12:29:57

Preclinical Study Published in Cell Reports Identifies Key Signaling Pathways in Innate Immune Sensing of Malaria Parasite During Liver Stage Infection SEATTLE, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle BioMed today announced researchers have identified the presence of an innate immune response to the malaria parasite during liver stage infection. Results of the study were published online today in Cell Reports. Key points: -- Following transmission of the malaria parasite by mosquito bite,...

2014-04-03 10:41:19

Findings may help develop targeted drug interventions and fight cancer and neurodegenerative diseases The molecular details of how zinc, an essential trace element of human metabolism, interacts with the enzyme caspase-3, which is central to apoptosis or cell death, have been elucidated in a new study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University. The study is featured on the cover of the April issue of the journal Angewandte Chemie’s International Edition. Dysregulation of...

2014-04-03 08:30:31

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy company using blood purification to treat life threatening conditions in the intensive care unit, announced that Dr. Phillip Chan, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of CytoSorbents, will present a corporate overview at the 13(th) Annual Needham Healthcare Conference at the Westin Grand Central Hotel in New York City, New York. Dr. Chan will present from 10:00...

2014-04-03 08:29:54

Novel methodology leverages somatic hypermutation to rapidly generate humanized therapeutic antibodies with >97% human content SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AnaptysBio, Inc., a leader in the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued US Patent #8,685,897 broadly covering a novel approach to antibody humanization using somatic hypermutation. Leveraging key advantages of AnaptysBio's...

2014-04-03 08:22:27

DUBLIN, Apr. 03, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gw6znv/the_engineered ) has announced the addition of the "The Engineered T-Cell Receptor in Fusion Proteins, Antibodies & Cells: Emerging Opportunities for the Biopharmaceutical Industry" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) A Comparative Analysis And Assessment Of TCR Technologies, Pipelines And Companies From An Industry Perspective...

2014-04-02 23:31:52

Biogenics Research Chamber, a unique allergy testing facility in San Antonio, Texas, has completed a 5,400 square foot expansion. San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Biogenics Research Chamber, a unique allergy testing facility in San Antonio, Texas, has completed a 5,400 square foot expansion. The expansion includes a large allergen exposure chamber, a specialty chamber for eye and nasal studies, eye examination rooms, a laboratory and an administrative wing. The research facility...

2014-04-02 23:27:44

Bio Logic Aqua research Founder Sharon Kleyne reports new approach to dry, red, itchy, watery eyes associated with Spring allergies. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Spring and summer are the worst seasons for eye allergy discomfort. Water and eye researcher Sharon Kleyne recently reported on a surprisingly simple and inexpensive method to soothe or alleviate spring and summer eye allergies. The discovery, according to Kleyne, is to pay attention to the water content of your...

2014-04-01 23:26:14

Xtalks presents a new webinar on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 EDT (16:00 UK BST/ GMT +1). Join Dr. Dhaval Shah, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, for a one-hour live presentation. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) are at the forefront of the therapeutic market. The first therapeutic antibody was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1986. Since...

2014-04-01 13:02:44

Antibiotics being explored for the treatment of cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy have the potential to trigger autoimmune disease The code for every gene includes a message at the end of it that signals the translation machinery to stop. Some diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, can result from mutations that insert this stop signal into the middle of an essential gene, causing the resulting protein to be truncated. Some antibiotics cause the cell's...


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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