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2014-04-24 23:04:03

Lung Institute Provides Lung Disease Sufferers Advice to Avoid a Flare-Up During Allergy Season (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 To the majority of the population, pollen season is just an annual inconvenience that can be pacified by a simple trip to the doctor and a pack of tissues. But for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the United States, allergy season means an increase in the likelihood of an exacerbation, also known as a...

Rural Microbes Could Boost The Health Of City Dwellers
2014-04-24 03:26:09

University of Colorado at Boulder The greater prevalence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory disorders among people of lower socioeconomic status might be due in part to their reduced exposure to the microbes that thrive in rural environments, according to a new scientific paper. The article, published in the journal Clinical & Experimental Immunology, argues that people living in urban centers who have less access to green spaces may be more apt to have chronic...

2014-04-23 16:23:51

DUBLIN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cqslzn/chromatography) has announced the addition of the "Chromatography Resin Market by Application, Techniques & Type - Trends & Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cqslzn/chromatography ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Ever increasing application in monoclonal...

2014-04-23 12:29:27

Sneezing, Coughing & Itchy, Watery Eyes? Relief from Allergy Symptoms Begins When Patients Discuss Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment with Their Primary Care Physician SAN ANTONIO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --According to a recent national survey, while two-thirds (67 percent) of Americans suffer from seasonal or perennial allergy symptoms, only half of these sufferers are addressing the issue with a medical professional, leaving millions across the country unnecessarily suffering...

2014-04-22 23:00:28

“Natural Autoimmune Disease Treatment Options,” a new article on the website Vkool.com uncovers effective techniques on how to cure autoimmune. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 “Natural Autoimmune Disease Treatment Options,” a new article created by Yen Le on the site Vkool.com, helps people know how to get rid of autoimmune disease efficiently. In the first part of this article, people will learn about causes of autoimmune disease such as:     Family...

2014-04-22 12:30:36

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NU) -- While many welcome the arrival of warmer temperatures with open arms, people with seasonal allergies and asthma may be bracing themselves with boxes of tissues and asthma medications this season. According to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, about 45 percent of people over the age of six and 36 percent of children under the age of six have tested positive for at least one allergen. Photo -...

How Does Our Immune System Change As We Age?
2014-04-22 10:18:04

Gianine M. Figliozzi, NASA Telling someone to “act your age” is another way of asking him or her to behave better. Age, however, does not always bring improvements. Certain cells of the immune system tend to misbehave with age, leaving the elderly more vulnerable to illness. Because these cells are known to misbehave similarly during spaceflight, researchers are studying the effects of microgravity on immune cells to better understand how our immune systems change as we age. NASA...

2014-04-20 23:02:12

Sixty million Americans have allergies and 24 million have ocular allergies. It is the fifth leading chronic disease in the US and $1.3 billion per year is spent on allergy-related physician visits. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) April 20, 2014 Sixty million Americans have allergies and 24 million have ocular allergies. It is the fifth leading chronic disease in the US and $1.3 billion per year is spent on allergy-related physician visits. “Many patients with ocular allergies may not even be...

How Does The Immune System Protects Children From Malaria?
2014-04-18 13:30:52

NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases According to a study published today in PLOS Pathogens, children who live in regions of the world where malaria is common can mount an immune response to infection with malaria parasites that may enable them to avoid repeated bouts of high fever and illness and partially control the growth of malaria parasites in their bloodstream. The findings may help researchers develop future interventions that prevent or mitigate the disease...

2014-04-18 12:38:12

A drug under clinical trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for a class of broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according to a study by University of Illinois chemists and collaborators. Led by U. of I. chemistry professor Eric Oldfield, the team determined the different ways the drug SQ109 attacks the tuberculosis bacterium, how the drug can be tweaked to target other pathogens from yeast to malaria –...


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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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