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2014-05-27 12:32:22

SEATTLE, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adaptive Biotechnologies, the pioneer of Next Generation Sequencing of the adaptive immune system, and its collaborators will present data supporting the clinical application of immunosequencing in diagnosing and monitoring T cell lymphomas at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Data will also be presented demonstrating how immunosequencing can be used to elucidate the activity of immunotherapeutic combination...

2014-05-27 08:28:58

SEATTLE and SAN FRANCISCO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Immune Design, a clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on the development of novel immune-based therapies for cancer and other chronic conditions, today announced the application of its GLAAS(TM)( )discovery platform in the Phase 1 clinical trial of MEDI7510, an investigational agent for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) being developed by MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca....

2014-05-27 08:27:32

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Biogen Idec Canada announces today that TECFIDERA(TM) (dimethyl fumarate) is now available for reimbursement in Ontario through the Ontario Public Drugs Program's (OPDP) Exceptional Access Program (EAP), as indicated in the upcoming May 29, 2014, Edition No. 42, Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary/Comparative Index. TECFIDERA(TM) is a first-line oral treatment for adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). TECFIDERA(TM) is indicated as...

2014-05-27 04:21:43

Protection Data Presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy BLUE BELL, Pa., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) announced today that its novel DNA-based therapeutic monoclonal antibody targeting Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) completely protected mice from a lethal CHIKV challenge. In this preclinical study, a prototype DNA plasmid construct encoding for a monoclonal antibody for CHIKV envelope protein was...

2014-05-26 13:21:07

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Peptide antibodies hit immune-response-stifling MDSCs without harming other vital cells Scientists have found a way to target elusive cells that suppress immune response, depleting them with peptides that spare other important cells and shrink tumors in preclinical experiments, according to a paper published online by Nature Medicine. "We've known about these cells blocking immune response for a decade, but haven't been able to shut...

2014-05-23 04:20:53

LONDON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Company Created to be a Leading Provider of Technologies and Services to Enable Better Biopharmaceuticals - PolyTherics and Antitope to continue to trade as wholly owned subsidiaries of Abzena - New brand highlights depth and range of offering to the global biopharmaceutical industry - Abzena to establish headquarters in Cambridge, UK PolyTherics Limited ("PolyTherics"), a...

2014-05-22 08:29:44

MONROVIA, Calif., May 22, 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 Jefferies 2014 Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. EDT in New York City, NY. A live audio webcast of the...

2014-05-21 08:29:06

First Demonstration of Safety and Tolerability of Physiocrines SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- aTyr Pharma, an innovative rare disease therapeutics enterprise, announced today completion of Phase 1 for its lead program, Resokine IV. Our study, which marked the first ever administration of a Physiocrine to humans, was conducted in healthy male and female subjects in the European Union to assess the safety and tolerability of Resokine IV. aTyr Pharma is developing Resokine IV...

2014-05-20 16:26:40

Early Data Demonstrate Anti-TSLP Therapy Reduces Early and Late Asthmatic Responses and Several Key Inflammatory Markers THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published positive results from a Phase 1 study adding to the growing body of evidence that inhibiting thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) could be beneficial in the treatment of asthma. TSLP is a cytokine thought to be a key...

2014-05-19 08:29:14

PASADENA, Calif., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meditope Biosciences, Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) using its proprietary monoclonal antibody (mAb) technology platform, today announced the appointment of C. Dan Dumitru, M.D., Ph.D., as Vice President of Translational Research. "We are delighted to expand our highly focused team to include Dan, who brings a strong background in preclinical and translational drug development for biologics...


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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