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CAMBRIDGE, England, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Series B Financing includes the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Kymab, a monoclonal
Rapid IgE clearance by XmAb7195 shows potential as a disease modifying treatment for allergy and asthma MONROVIA, Calif., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xencor, Inc.
Nearly two million Americans a year suffer from ischemia reperfusion injuries. A wide variety of scenarios can be caused by these injuries that result in blood flow—from traumatic limb injuries, to heart attacks, to donor organs.
Reduce the itchy eyes and runny noses this spring by employing five simple tips on minimizing home allergens. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Spring
Food Allergy Awareness Week Serves as a Reminder about the Importance of Making Food Allergies Known in the Event of an Emergency Turlock, CA (PRWEB) May 14,
Climate change can affect every aspect of allergen exposure. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The White House released the 839 page Third National
Johns Hopkins researchers have found evidence in mice that a tuberculosis (TB) infection in the lungs triggers immune system signaling to the gut that temporarily decreases the diversity of bacteria in that part of the digestive tract.
A team of Melbourne researchers has shown a recently discovered type of cell death called necroptosis could be the underlying cause of inflammatory disease.
Our bodies produce a family of proteins that recognize and kill bacteria whose carbohydrate coatings resemble those of our own cells too closely.
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...
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...
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...
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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