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2014-07-15 08:28:23

MONROVIA, Calif., July 15, 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 the appointment of Kurt Gustafson to its board of directors. Mr. Gustafson will also serve as chair of Xencor's audit committee and as a member of the compensation committee. Xencor also announced the promotion of John R....

Element Commonly Used In Apple iPads Causing Allergic Reactions
2014-07-14 13:25:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the late Steve Jobs was a notorious stickler for design details, one element of the iPad may have gotten by the mercurial tech guru – namely the element nickel, which is known to cause allergic reactions in many people. According to a new report in the journal Pediatrics published on Monday, an 11-year-old boy was treated at a San Diego hospital recently for an allergic reaction he had to an Apple iPad. The latest report is...

2014-07-13 12:20:51

CINCINNATI, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research in Nature Genetics identifies a novel genetic and molecular pathway in the esophagus that causes eosinophillic esophagitis (EoE), opening up potential new therapeutic strategies for an enigmatic and hard-to-treat food allergy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO EoE is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the esophagus. The condition is triggered by allergic hypersensitivity to certain foods and...

2014-07-11 10:26:38

Emory Health Sciences Viral fitness tracks with likelihood of transmission New research on HIV transmission shows that viral fitness is an important basis of a "genetic bottleneck" imposed every time a new person is infected. The findings define a window of opportunity for drugs or vaccines to prevent or limit infection. HIV represents evolution on overdrive. Every infected individual contains a swarm of viruses that exhibit variability in their RNA sequence, and new mutations are...

2014-07-11 10:14:05

PLOS How P. gingivalis causes chronic inflammation in blood vessels Chronic oral infection with the periodontal disease pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis, not only causes local inflammation of the gums leading to tooth loss but also is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. A study published on July 10th in PLOS Pathogens now reveals how the pathogen evades the immune system to induce inflammation beyond the oral cavity. Like other gram-negative bacteria, P....

2014-07-11 10:08:10

University of Copenhagen – The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences A number of studies suggest that children delivered by Caesarean section have a different intestinal flora than children delivered by natural birth. But it is still unknown why this is the case and what it means for the immune system. Researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences therefore decided to scrutinize the impact of birth on the development of the immune system in a study of newborn mouse pups....

2014-07-10 20:22:35

VIENNA, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education organization, invites you to join its "2014 Venom Allergy 101" webinar on July 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. EST. This webinar is perfect for the summer as stinging insects abound in outdoor areas. Learn how to protect yourself from stings as well as how to respond and treat a potential allergic reaction. Venom allergies are caused by five types of insects: honey bees,...

2014-07-10 12:30:51

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 9 Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, presented Russia's first national "Industry" award to a biopharmaceutical company BIOCAD [http://biocad.ru/en ]. The Company is developing a unique project called MabNext [http://biocad.ru/en/science ]. Within the scope of MabNext project BIOCAD develops a number of innovative drugs based on monoclonal antibodies for treatment of cancer and autoimmune...

2014-07-09 16:28:51

Results from Earlier Clinical Trials Published Today in the New England Journal of Medicine TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and PARIS, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) today announced positive results from a Phase 2b dose-ranging study of dupilumab, an investigational therapy, in adult patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), a serious, chronic form of eczema. All doses of dupilumab met the primary endpoint...

2014-07-09 16:28:46

VIENNA, Va., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education organization, is pleased to announce that its Anaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) volunteer program is partnering with the American Latex Allergy Association (ALAA) to increase awareness about life-threatening latex allergies. Latex allergies impact 8-12 percent of health care workers and 1-6 percent of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease...


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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