Latest Immunoglobulin E Stories

2010-03-01 06:29:30

According to a U.S. study, eating meat may be a much more common trigger for severe and possibly deadly allergic reactions -- known as anaphylaxis -- than originally believed. A compound found in meat may be the culprit for severe allergic reactions that people cannot pinpoint where they came from. Researchers studied 60 patients with anaphylaxis and found that the compound alpha-galactose, found in meats, may have triggered the mysterious allergies in some of those patients. They found...

2009-12-15 15:40:00

Mizzou scientists point to an imbalance of white blood cells in newborns As soon as babies are born, they are susceptible to diseases and infections, such as jaundice and e-coli. For up to a month, their immune systems aren't adequately developed to fight diseases. Although these infections are often minor, they can lead to serious problems if left untreated. To help strengthen newborns' immune systems, University of Missouri researchers have pinpointed a group of depleted white blood cells,...

2009-10-18 12:55:56

Macrophages, the scavenger cells of the body's immune system, are responsible for disposing of dying cells. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have identified one pathway in this important process in mice that, if disrupted, causes a lupuslike autoimmune disease. The findings could lead to both a better understanding of the cause of lupus in humans and potential drug treatments for the disorder, which affects an estimated 1.5-2 million people in the United States. "Just like...

2009-06-22 05:00:00

Asthma and allergy sufferers have an alternative to Singulair and Zicam - The ALCAT Test WARSAW, Poland, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week the FDA knocked the wind out of asthmatics by requesting the manufacturers of Singulair, a popular leukotriene blocking asthma and allergy drug, to upgrade their warning against psychotic side effects. Further respiratory distress was imposed on Zicam users when the FDA also last week announced warnings that the drug may cause a loss of smell. What's an...

2009-04-30 09:59:41

Folic acid, or vitamin B9, essential for red blood cell health and long known to reduce the risk of spinal birth defects, may also suppress allergic reactions and lessen the severity of allergy and asthma symptoms, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. In what is believed to be the first study in humans examining the link between blood levels of folate "“ the naturally occurring form of folic acid "” and allergies, the Hopkins scientists say results...

2009-01-30 09:38:58

Research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology identifies eotaxin as a novel drug target If you've ever wondered why some allergic reactions progress quickly and may even become fatal, a new research report published in the February 2009 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology provides an important part of the answer. In the report, scientists from Queen's University of Belfast, University of Oxford and Trinity College Dublin show for the first time that eotaxin, a chemical that...

2008-12-04 07:36:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune today announced that it has initiated a Phase 2 clinical trial in patients with chronic asthma to determine the safety of subcutaneous dosing of a humanized monoclonal antibody (MAb) that targets the interleukin-5 receptor (IL-5R). Preclinical data suggest that inhibiting the IL-5R pathway may lead to a targeted approach for treating patients with asthma, supporting continued study of this antibody. "Asthma can be a very...

2008-09-22 18:00:12

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Icagen, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICGN) reported today, at the 15th International Inflammation Research Association Conference in Chantilly, Virginia, results from a preclinical study demonstrating effects of senicapoc in isolated human lung mast cells. Senicapoc, the Company's novel orally available small molecule inhibitor of the KCa3.1 potassium ion channel, was shown to potently block KCa3.1 potassium currents in isolated human lung mast...

2008-09-15 18:00:37

MD Biosciences, a global biotechnology company focused in inflammations & neurology research will showcase its inflammations related pre-clinical services and research products at the 15th International Inflammation Research Association (IRA) Conference, September 21-24, Chantilly, VA. Capabilities featured will be pre-clinical efficacy disease models and research products for drug discovery and research. MD Biosciences will be hosting a lunch and learn session titled "Discovery of...

2008-09-02 03:00:00

MARTINSRIED, Germany, Sept. 2, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MorphoSys AG (Frankfurt:MOR) (Prime Standard Segment, TecDAX) announced today the publication of a first data package for its most advanced proprietary drug development program MOR103, a fully human HuCAL antibody directed against GM-CSF, in the journal "Molecular Immunology". The data presented show that MOR103 is able to block disease-relevant processes such as GM-CSF dependent proliferation and signal transduction in vitro....

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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
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