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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...

2014-04-11 12:24:03

VIENNA, Va., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading nonprofit patient education organization, applauds its many volunteers and advocates who dedicate their time, expertise and passion to help people with allergies and asthma. "Asthma and allergies disrupt the lives of 50 million Americans," says Tonya Winders, AANMA President and CEO. "Our successful grassroots efforts...

2014-04-11 10:56:48

In experiments with mice, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists have identified an enzyme involved in the regulation of immune system T cells that could be a useful target in treating asthma and boosting the effects of certain cancer therapies. In research described online April 6 in Nature Immunology, the investigators show that mice without the enzyme SKG1 were resistant to dust mite-induced asthma. And mice with melanoma and missing the enzyme, developed far fewer lung...

2014-04-11 08:24:18

LONDON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ThioBridge(TM) linker to attach different payloads to a range of antibodies PolyTherics Limited ("PolyTherics"), a provider of technologies and services to enable the development of better biopharmaceuticals, today announced an extension to its ThioBridge(TM) antibody drug conjugate ("ADC") collaboration with MacroGenics Inc (NASDAQ: MGNX), a US biotechnology company developing innovative medicines utilizing its next...

Runny Nose? Researchers Dig For Clues
2014-04-11 05:28:12

Dan Meyers, University of Colorado Denver Scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have shed light on one of the most common of ailments – the runny nose. Your respiratory tract is under constant attack and the nose is the first line of defense. Often, especially as the weather warms, the assault comes from allergens, which cause the body to fight off a perceived threat. Infections, too, are a problem. But millions of people get a runny nose and have difficulty...

2014-04-10 23:27:01

Dr. Ashraf, medical director at Atlanta Vision Institute, now offers allergy testing in his offices to identify the underlying cause of common eye ailments including dry eyes. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Atlanta Vision Institute, specializing in LASIK surgery in Atlanta, is offering allergy testing services at all of its office locations. Ocular allergies can be caused by a number of irritants but symptoms often mimic those of other more serious eye diseases. By offering allergy...

Rabbits Kept Indoors Could Suffer From Vitamin D Deficiency
2014-04-10 11:26:53

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rabbits that remain indoors may suffer from a lack of vitamin D, researchers report in a new study. In rabbits kept as pets or used in laboratory studies, the deficiency could lead to dental problems, undermine their cardiovascular health, weaken their immune systems and skew scientific findings. The study found that regular exposure to artificial ultraviolet B light for two weeks doubled rabbits' serum vitamin D levels – an increase not seen...

2014-04-10 08:29:30

MONROVIA, Calif., April 10, 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 the company has received a milestone payment from Merck, through a subsidiary, triggered by the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial for an undisclosed biologic drug candidate that uses Xencor's XmAb® antibody...

2014-04-10 08:28:53

NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ATNM), is an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on the $54 billion market for cancer drugs. The Company's most advanced products are Actimab(TM)-A, an antibody-drug construct containing actinium 225 (Ac-225), currently in human clinical trials for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and Iomab(TM)-B, an antibody-drug construct containing iodine 131 (I-131), used in myeloconditioning for hematopoietic...

2014-04-09 16:37:59

The findings shed more light on cancer development and metastasis. The push and pull of physical force can cause profound changes in the behavior of a cell. Two studies from researchers working at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveal how cells respond to mechanical manipulation, a key factor in addressing the underlying causes of cancer and other diseases. The studies, published in Nature Cell Biology and the Journal of Immunology, have their roots in a longtime...


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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