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2014-08-05 12:31:15

Newly launched PeanutAllergyFacts.org will offer resources for families and professionals ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Peanut Board (NPB) today announced the launch of PeanutAllergyFacts.org, a new website for parents, schools, foodservice executives and manufacturers. The site is designed to provide science-based information about peanut and food allergies, as well as links to resources about effective allergy management. To view the multimedia assets associated with...

2014-08-05 08:34:27

Supports progression of this first-in-class anti-TLR4 monoclonal antibody into clinical proof of concept study as a potential personalized medicine for rheumatoid arthritis GENEVA, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novimmune SA, a company focused on the discovery and development of antibody-based drugs to benefit patients with inflammatory, auto-immune disorders, and cancer announces today the completion of a comprehensive Phase I clinical trial investigating the pharmacokinetics,...

2014-08-05 08:33:53

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 5, 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 John Desjarlais, Ph.D., senior vice president, research and chief scientific officer, will present at the Wedbush Securities 2014 Life Sciences Management Access Conference on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 3:40 p.m. EDT in...

2014-07-31 08:34:53

-- Oral Presentation to Include Greater Detail on Clinical Outcomes, Including Significant and Unique Improvements in Cognition -- ROCKVILLE, Md., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that Rhonda Voskuhl, M.D., the lead investigator of the Phase II clinical trial evaluating...

2014-07-30 12:30:36

Findings presented at the 2014 World Transplant Congress SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A study presented at the 2014 World Transplant Congress evaluated the safety and efficacy of CSL Behring's C1 Inhibitor (C1-INH) concentrate in preventing antibody-mediated rejection following kidney transplants in highly sensitized patients. C1-INH is a human protein and an important inhibitor of the complement system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100914/PH63692LOGO The...

diet gut flora
2014-07-30 05:21:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been evident for a while that men and women react to diet differently. Men lose weight easier than women, men need more calories than women because of muscle mass, and there are even differences in eating styles. Now, a new study led by The University of Texas at Austin reveals that even our gut microbes react differently to our diet, even if that diet is exactly the same. The findings, published in Nature Communication,...

2014-07-29 23:10:11

Western Washington Medical Group releases article expounding upon the plague of allergies afflicting Americans and the otolaryngologist and ENT specialists that can help those suffering from allergies overcome them. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 “Approximately 18% of our population suffers from allergies, making it one of the most common chronic illnesses,” Western Washington Medical Group says in their recently released article addressing the need for those suffering from...

New Mechanism Of Drug Resistance Discovered By Scientists
2014-07-29 03:47:02

Marla Vacek Broadfoot, Duke University Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs. These permanent mutations were once thought to be the only way for drug-resistant strains to evolve. Now a new study has shown that microorganisms can use a temporary silencing of drug targets -- known as epimutations -- to gain the benefits of drug resistance without the commitment. Though the new mechanism...

2014-07-29 08:32:17

Three new tools for bacterial detection and isolation MILFORD, Mass., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KPL, a SeraCare Company, today announced the addition of three new products to its growing line of BacTrace antibodies: BacTrace(®) Antibody Coated Latex Beads, BacTrace(®) STEC Antibodies, and BacTrace(®) Salmonella CSA-Plus Antibodies. These tools are designed for use by researchers and developers of foodborne pathogen assays. As polyclonals, the BacTrace antibodies can be used as...

2014-07-28 23:06:36

Dust mite allergies tend to spike in July and August. While there are a number of measures allergy sufferers can take to limit their exposure to dust, it is often more advantageous to get treatment for dust allergies and AllergyEasy offers a "no-shots" treatment that's safer and more convenient than shots. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 For those with dust allergies, home can be a miserable place. Dust mites—a prime cause of dust allergies—commonly settle in mattresses,...


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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