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Fat cells located beneath a person’s skin could help protect them from bacterial infections, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Science.
TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tikcro Technologies Ltd.
LONDON, Dec. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- REPORT HIGHLIGHTS The global market for antibody drugs was worth nearly $63.4 billion in 2013.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have uncovered secrets in the way that DNA operates during the process of fighting problems within the body, and believe that the discovery could have implications for our understanding of immunodeficiencies and cancers.
Somewhat by accident, researchers at Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have discovered a connection between the body’s immune system and hair loss – a discovery that could eventually lead to a molecular treatment for baldness.
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MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Nuvo Research Inc.
The secret to combating AIDS and the HIV virus could lie in one of the last places you would ever think to look: the immune systems of llamas.
BRUSSELS, December 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The second Annual Review of the IDEA Project (International Dialogue for the Evaluation of Allergens) was organized in Luxembourg
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...
- A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
- One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
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