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Louisville, Kentucky Named Allergy Capital Of The United States
2014-04-01 07:30:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each year in the United States millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, with some cities being more problematic than others. An annual “Allergy Capitals” research project developed by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) identifies which cities are the “most challenging places to live with allergies.” Each year AAFA compiles a list of the 100 cities in the US that affect allergy sufferers the...

2014-03-31 13:24:14

Newly identified markers of inflammation have potential to contribute to better understanding of heart disease Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah, have discovered that elevated levels of two recently identified proteins in the body are inflammatory markers and indicators of the presence of cardiovascular disease. These newly identified markers of inflammation, GlycA and GlycB, have the potential to contribute to better understanding of the...

2014-03-31 12:28:26

New Italian data uncover specific association between diet and blood cell markers of heart attack- and stroke-associated inflammation WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research further illuminates the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet, tying the eating plan to lower levels of platelets and white blood cells, two markers of inflammation. Inflammation has an association with greater risk of heart attack and stroke. Study results are published...

2014-03-31 08:31:02

SAN FRANCISCO and WALTHAM, Mass., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIN) and X-Body Biosciences (X-Body) jointly announced today an exclusive alliance in which X-Body will discover fully canine, feline, and equine antibodies for companion animal health, and Kindred Bio will develop and commercialize these antibodies. Kindred Bio will provide an upfront payment, research funding, milestones, and royalties, and X-Body will exclusively license these...

2014-03-31 08:29:31

New Spring Allergy Capitals Report is a Reminder that Sneezin' Season is Already Here Despite a Winter that Won't Give Up WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- So much for "out like a lamb" this March. Polar vortexes, blizzard bombs, Arctic leaking, weather whiplash. All of these terms have been used recently to explain colder-than-usual temperatures and lingering winter conditions nationwide, even though the vernal equinox - the first day of spring - has already arrived. But...

2014-03-30 23:21:54

A mother on a mission has written a book to help kids eat better – even kids with food allergies. (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 Brynn Hadler, author of the newly published e-book, 7 Ways to Get Your Children To Eat Healthy Food, reveals seven kid-tested strategies parents can use to encourage their children to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. After learning about her son’s life threatening food allergies when he was rushed to the emergency room at the age of two, Brynn Hadler became...

2014-03-30 23:00:45

DailyGossip.org reviews a new, effective and much appreciated multiple sclerosis cure program. Dr. Gary M. Levin’s Natural Multiple Sclerosis Treatment system is characterized as one of the most efficient methods of eliminating this discouraging condition. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 According to the Natural Multiple Sclerosis Treatment review that readers can find on http://www.DailyGossip.org, this healing program is a natural method that promises to help sufferers cure...

West Nile Virus May One Day Help Fight West Nile Virus
2014-03-30 05:57:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tobacco is commonly associated with causing disease, but a new methodology developed by scientists at Arizona State University and several other institutions uses the plant to generate a potential therapy for treating West Nile virus – which currently has no cure. According to a report published on Thursday in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, the team used tobacco to generate monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) and their derivatives, which...

2014-03-28 09:26:17

A combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors is believed to cause autoimmune (type 1) diabetes. A study published on March 27th in PLOS Pathogens gets at the mechanisms by which rotavirus infection contributes to autoimmune diabetes in a mouse model of the disease. NOD (for non-obese diabetic) mice are prone to develop diabetes, and infection with rotavirus accelerates onset of the disease. Barbara Coulson and colleagues, from The University of Melbourne, Australia,...

2014-03-28 08:26:41

MONROVIA, Calif., March 28, 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 presented an overview of its bispecific antibody programs at the Annual Summit on Practical and Emerging Trends in Multiple Myeloma being held in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. The discussion featured Xencor's bispecific approach...


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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