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2014-04-18 12:07:29

Children in Mali (and many other regions where malaria is common) are infected with malaria parasites more than 100 times a year, but they get sick with malaria fever only a few times. To understand how the immune system manages to prevent malaria fever in most cases, Peter Crompton, from the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and colleagues in the US and in Mali, analyzed immune cells from healthy children before the malaria season and from the same children after...

2014-04-18 10:09:07

New insight has the potential to improve treatment for the condition In a review published in the April issue of Immunity, Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it's time to take a fresh look at the medical community's approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, including more than 200,000 Americans. Sepsis occurs when molecules released into the bloodstream to fight an injury or infection trigger inflammation...

2014-04-18 09:59:31

Attack by own immune system may kill neurons in Parkinson's disease The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson's disease is still unknown, but a new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed by the person's own immune system, similar to the way autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease, and multiple sclerosis attack the body's cells. The study was published April 16, 2014, in Nature Communications. "This is a new, and likely controversial,...

2014-04-17 23:02:39

SafeFARE Website and PSA Offer Tips and Tools for Dining Out Safely McLean, Va. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) today announced the launch of the SafeFARE program, an online resource center (http://www.safefare.org) and public service announcement (PSA) featuring celebrity chefs Bryan Voltaggio and Mike Isabella. The goal of the program is to make dining out safer and more enjoyable for individuals and families managing food allergies. The SafeFARE...

2014-04-17 15:39:29

Scientists have uncovered a new way the immune system may fight cancers and viral infections. The finding could aid efforts to use immune cells to treat illness. The research, in mice, suggests that some organs have the immunological equivalent of “neighborhood police” – specialized squads of defenders that patrol only one area, a single organ, instead of an entire city, the body. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that the liver, skin...

2014-04-17 09:48:21

Findings may advance efforts to better manage the infection A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University researchers has laid the groundwork for understanding how variations in immune responses to Lyme disease can contribute to the many different outcomes of this bacterial infection seen in individual patients. A report on the work appears online April 16 in PLOS One. "Physicians have recognized for many years that Lyme disease is not a uniform disease process and...

2014-04-16 08:32:44

U.S. Institutional Investors Lead Oversubscribed Round To Advance Monoclonal Antibody Clinical Programs For Companion Animal Health MELBOURNE, Australia, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexvet Biopharma, a leading veterinary biologic drug developer, today announced the closing of its US$31.5 million Series B round of financing. Top-tier U.S.-based institutional investors Farallon Capital Management, LLC, Adage Capital Partners, L.P, Foresite Capital, and Tavistock Life Sciences...

2014-04-15 23:01:23

New ragweed study is collaboration between Diagnostics Research Group and Biogenics Research Chamber. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 San Antonio and the surrounding areas are some of the worst places for allergies. Chronic allergy sufferers know that mountain cedar is prevalent during the winter months, oak during the spring, grass during the summer and ragweed during the fall, and that’s just to name a few. Chronic allergy sufferers also know that there seem to be new products...

2014-04-15 08:27:14

Nasal allergy sufferers now have the most effective player on their team to relieve even the toughest nasal allergy symptoms CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Lieberman, basketball hall of famer, coach and mom, has teamed up with Sanofi's consumer healthcare division Chattem Inc. to introduce a new, more effective player on the over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medication roster, Nasacort Allergy 24HR Nasal Spray. Now available in stores nationwide, Nasacort...

2014-04-11 12:54:50

Too much of a protein called c-FLIPR can trigger autoimmune diseases Apoptosis is used by cells that are changed by disease or are simply not needed any longer to eliminate themselves before they become a hazard to the body—on a cellular level, death is part of life. Disruption of this process can lead to cancer or immunodeficiencies, but also to autoimmune diseases, in which cells attack their own body. HZI scientist Prof Ingo Schmitz and his team investigate the regulation of...


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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'