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2014-04-09 08:26:32

The publication's Spring 2014 cover story, "Milk in the School," investigates the challenge of dealing with the most misunderstood food allergen in the educational system. NIAGRA FALLS, N.Y., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sending a child to school with a life-threatening food allergy is always worrisome, but when it's an allergy to milk and dairy products, the anxiety level can be through the roof. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140409/PH01180 The reason? To start...

2014-04-08 10:58:47

New insights into a surprisingly flexible immune system present in bacteria for combating viruses and other foreign DNA invaders have been revealed by researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago and the Netherlands. A team led by Dr Peter Fineran of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology are studying the genetic basis of adaptive immunity in bacteria that cause potato 'soft rot' and in E. coli bacteria. Through their recent collaboration they have found that these bacterial...

2014-04-08 10:43:57

The difference between an immune response that kills cancer cells and one that conversely stimulates tumor growth can be as narrow as a "double-edged sword," report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the April 7, 2014 online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "We have found that the intensity difference between an immune response that stimulates cancer and one that kills it may not be very much," said principal...

2014-04-07 12:33:05

Stanley Steemer's Carpet Cleaning Process Effectively Removes an Average of 94 Percent of Common Household Allergens DUBLIN, Ohio, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley Steemer(®) has announced it is the first carpet cleaning service to meet the standards adopted by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to earn the asthma & allergy friendly(TM) Certification Standard for Professional Carpet Cleaning. Stanley Steemer Spot Remover(TM) also earned AAFA's asthma &...

2014-04-07 04:21:25

BREDA, The Netherlands and GHENT, Belgium, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings to be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting arGEN-X, a clinical stage human therapeutic antibody company, will present data on how its SIMPLE Antibody(TM) platform has identified four 'hotspots' on the MET protein that are suitable for therapeutic antibody targeting. Encoded by the oncogene c-Met, MET...

2014-04-04 10:32:55

Modest exercise has anti-inflammatory effects on the body Just a modest amount of exercise may help reduce kidney disease patients' risks of developing heart disease and infections, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Heart disease and infection are major complications and the leading causes of death in patients with chronic kidney disease. It is now well established that immune system dysfunction is involved...

2014-04-03 16:23:53

AUSTIN, Texas, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBiotech announced today that it acquired the patent estate of Strox Biopharmaceuticals relating to antibody therapies for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). XBiotech is developing next generation natural immune therapies to address serious and drug resistant bacterial infections. The in-licensed technology is reportedly intended to expand and strengthen XBiotech's position for its infectious disease product development...

2014-04-03 13:10:38

An international team of scientists has identified the precise biochemical key that wakes up the body’s immune cells and sends them into action against invading bacteria and fungi. The patented work, published in Nature today, provides the starting point to understanding our first line of defence, and what happens when it goes wrong. It will lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcers and even TB. It could also lead to new protective vaccines....

2014-04-03 12:30:58

LONDON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- INDOOR AIR QUALITY CAN HAVE FIVE TIMES MORE POLLUTANTS This week has seen the Government issued health warnings as high levels of air pollution spread across England. High pollution levels have been recorded in regions across the country and it looks set to continue until the end of the week. For both allergy sufferers, and non-sufferers alike, this means added discomfort. New estimates released by The World...

2014-04-03 12:29:57

Preclinical Study Published in Cell Reports Identifies Key Signaling Pathways in Innate Immune Sensing of Malaria Parasite During Liver Stage Infection SEATTLE, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle BioMed today announced researchers have identified the presence of an innate immune response to the malaria parasite during liver stage infection. Results of the study were published online today in Cell Reports. Key points: -- Following transmission of the malaria parasite by mosquito bite,...


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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