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2014-03-12 12:27:29

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) representing the 64 federally funded state, territorial and large urban area immunization programs, announces the winners of its annual Bull's-Eye Awards. The AIM Bull's-Eye Award for Innovation and Excellence in Immunization recognizes three immunization strategies that hit their mark and increase the awareness of successful immunization initiatives by encouraging replication in...

2014-03-12 11:36:56

Humans are often infected by parasites, sometimes even several species at a time. Such co-infections are more difficult to treat if the parasites interact with each other. An ecologist from the University of Zurich and his international team have compiled a list of the numerous possibilities as to how parasites can interact: They are most likely to do so indirectly via the food source they share. Over 1,400 species of parasites – viruses, bacteria, fungi, intestinal worms and protozoa...

2014-03-11 16:25:50

AUSTIN, Texas, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBiotech announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted another key patent to support the Company's growing portfolio around its lead product candidate. The new patent grants XBiotech exclusive rights to target a unique molecule associated with chronic sterile inflammation. The patent relates to antibodies and methods of using these antibodies to treat, prevent, and detect disease progression associated...

2014-03-10 23:24:13

Xtalks presents an exciting live webinar on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:00 EDT (15:00 GMT). Join keynote speaker Dr. Dhaval Shah, Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University at Buffalo, for a one-hour presentation to learn Using PK/PD modeling for Antibody Drug Conjugate Translation. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) are at the forefront of the therapeutic market. The first therapeutic antibody was approved by the...

2014-03-10 08:28:58

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and other diseases, announced today that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 8,658,627 entitled, Pregnancy Hormone Combination for Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases, to the Regents of the University of California (UCLA). The patent includes claims to...

2014-03-07 23:26:13

In response to an article published by Press of Atlantic City, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says that everyone should be preparing for the impending allergy season estimated to last until late September. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on March 3 by Press of Atlantic City, which talks about the upcoming allergy season and advises...

Critical Link Between Obesity And Diabetes Identified
2014-03-07 09:09:00

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Working via the immune system, the RBP4 molecule leads to inflammation of fat tissue and increased risk of diabetes It's by now well established that obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes. But what exactly is it about extra body fat that leads to insulin resistance and blood glucose elevation, the hallmarks of diabetes? Over the past several years, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) endocrinologist Barbara Kahn, MD, has developed...

2014-03-07 08:21:14

DUBLIN, Mar. 07, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cl5vpz/antibody_target ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Database for Antibody Target, Technology & Pipeline: 1-Year Subscription" subscription to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Subscription to La Merie Publishing's proprietary Antibody Database provides online access to information about more than 2,400 project entries for...

2014-03-06 23:29:07

In response to an article published by RedOrbit.com on March 3, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says that parents should remain cautious about their children’s potential allergy problems post-desensitization therapy. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on March 3 by RedOrbit.com, which warns about the possibility of developing...

2014-03-06 23:04:31

Catalent Pharma Solutions, the global leader in advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drug, biologic and consumer health products, today announced an agreement with the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) at Kyoto University in Japan to make a major advancement toward one of the first regenerative human therapies with induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells applicable to humans. Somerset, NJ (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Catalent Pharma Solutions, the global...


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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