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Astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas are subtypes of a brain cancer called 'glioma'.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Biogen Idec Canada announces today that TECFIDERA(TM) (dimethyl fumarate) is now available for reimbursement in British Columbia (B.C.) through B.C.
In the complex environment of a spinal cord injury, researchers have found that immune cells in the central nervous system of elderly mice fail to activate an important signaling pathway, dramatically lowering chances for repair after injury.
Biologists have long wondered if mammals share the elegant system used by insects, bacteria and other invertebrates to defend against viral infection.
Interlaken Leadership Awards Program Supports Original Research in the Field of Neuroimmunology KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
PARIS, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OSE Pharma SA receives a positive agreement to initiate a Phase 3 clinical trial with OSE-2101, a therapeutic cancer vaccine for non-small
AUSTIN, Texas, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBiotech announced today that Gary Gonzales has joined the Company as Vice President of Clinical Operations. Mr.
In a recent study, researchers from North Carolina's Agricultural and Technical State University describe a new, patented, process for removing up to 98 percent of allergens from peanuts
A new and highly effective allergy medication is expected to hit the drug market in the near future.
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...
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...
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...
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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