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Breastfeeding Stimulates Beneficial Gut Bacteria Growth In Newborns
2014-05-08 09:53:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has linked being raised on breast milk to lower prevalence of obesity, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease later in life and a newly published study indicated that this positive effect could be due to breast milk’s promotion of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, the new study found that breastfeeding stimulates the development of helpful lactic acid...

2014-05-07 09:51:33

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a genetic risk factor for premature birth. The risk factor is related to a gene that codes for a protein that the scientists have found helps the body's immune cells recognize and fight Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria. These bacteria are found in the vagina or lower gastrointestinal tract of approximately 15 to 20 percent of healthy women, but may cause life-threatening infections, such as sepsis...

2014-05-07 08:45:28

A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells. The research explores the strategies by which the bacterial pathogen Yersinia, responsible for causing plague and gastrointestinal infections, tries to outsmart immune cell responses and looks at the tactics used by the immune system to fight back....

2014-05-07 08:43:51

Certain strains of Salmonella bacteria such as Salmonella Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) are among of the most common causes of food-borne gastroenteritis. Other strains of Salmonella such as S. Typhi are responsible for typhoid fever, which causes 200,000 deaths around the world each year. Ensuring food is clear of contamination, and water is clean are key to reducing the effects Salmonella can have, but we also need more effective ways to combat Salmonella once it's inside our bodies. To...

2014-05-07 04:22:16

OXFORD, England and SAN JOSE, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford BioTherapeutics, an international biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for the treatment of cancer, announced today that it has obtained the exclusive global rights to certain Xenomouse(R) antibodies generated by Amgen and to ImmunoGen's maytansinoid ADC technology for an undisclosed target. The rights were granted under the existing strategic...

2014-05-05 23:03:56

Mediaplanet Publishing, today announces distribution of its second cross-platform edition of “Asthma & Allergy Awareness”, a campaign dedicated to increasing education surrounding asthma and allergy safety. At the height of National Asthma & Allergy awareness month, industry associations, key thought leaders and celebrity advocates unite to share in the effort to inspire and motivate readers to take actions to breathing easier. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Successful...

2014-05-02 23:08:56

Young Researcher Invited to Present Findings at the American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA) Digestive Disease Week in Chicago; Teen Investigating How Fucose Affects the Permeability of Gut Mucosa Cells Against Bacteria Hunting Valley, OH (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 University School junior William Xin has learned a lot about the value of patience when it comes to working in a medical research lab. “Lab work requires quite a bit of repetitive work to get enough data for...

2014-05-02 16:24:23

City Ranks 20th on AAFA's List of Spring Allergy Capitals ST. LOUIS, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joy Krieger, Executive Director of the St. Louis Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, released the following statement regarding St. Louis' recent ranking of 20(th) on the national organization's annual list of "The Most Challenging Places to Live with Spring Allergies": "Spring is a beautiful time in our city. It's a time when people come to visit us from all over...

2014-05-02 04:21:50

LONDON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergy sufferers worried about the onset of hay fever season could benefit from a range of new air purifiers to ease their symptoms, as new research reveals two thirds of sufferers say that their current treatment is not effective*. Fellowes' AeraMax [http://www.fellowes.com/gb/en/solutionscenter/Pages/aera-max.aspx ](TM) range can actively reduce the number of pollen particles that could be affecting the health and wellbeing of 18...

2014-05-01 23:02:20

Health Nutrition News has released a new video explaining how to boost the immune system by cleansing the gut from unhealthy bacteria by restoring probiotics. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 HealthNutritionNews.org has released a video discussing how people who easily catch colds, have them two or more times a year, or want to take preventative steps for the next flu season can quickly and easily give their immune system a much needed boost. They explain how probiotics can strengthen the...


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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.