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Many Children With Asthma Food Allergies Lack School

Many Children With Asthma, Food Allergies Lack School Emergency Plans

By Marla Paul, Northwestern University Only one in four students with asthma and half of children with food allergies have emergency health management plans in place at school, leaving schools inadequately prepared to manage daily needs and...

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2014-09-17 23:07:45

The $255,000 award will help ITI conduct vaccine validation studies over one year Hershey, PA & Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it won a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to support the continued preclinical development of a multi-nut allergy immunotherapy. The award will provide ITI with approximately $255,000 over one year to conduct vaccine validation studies. Tree nuts, a leading cause of food allergy, affect...

2014-09-17 12:25:34

Improved Efficacy and Lower List Price than the Anti-TNFs Will Be the Key Drivers for Prescribing of Emerging Therapies, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that among Crohn's disease/ulcerative colitis (CD/UC) patients eligible for biologic therapy, only a proportion of patients currently receive a biologic. Surveyed gastroenterologists cite patients' discomfort with biological therapy as the...

2014-09-17 08:31:07

-Enhances Capabilities for the Precision Medicine in Immuno-oncology and Autoimmune Disease Areas- LOS ANGELES and LEIPZIG, Germany, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImaginAb, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an exclusive technology development partnership with Novotectid GmbH for the development of antibody-based imaging agents to image CD4+ positive immune T cells. "Our collaboration with Novotectid expands ImaginAb's capability to precisely diagnose and determine...

2014-09-16 12:30:11

The Imminent Entry of Biosimilars Will Constrain Sales of Branded Biologics and Premium-Priced Emerging Agents, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease-modifying antirheumatic drug market will increase from $14 billion in 2013 to over $18.2 billion in 2023 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan. TNF-alpha inhibitors...

2014-09-16 08:31:04

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 50 million American kids are headed back to school this fall, and they're not alone. In addition to new backpacks, they'll be carrying billions of microbes and germs eager to get acquainted with your child. To help families prepare, Zarbee's Naturals, the company behind the fastest growing natural cough syrup for children, is expanding its family wellness offerings with a new line of immune support products formulated...

2014-09-15 23:06:03

According to new report from BCC Research, the global market for bioengineered protein drugs was valued at $151.9 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach about $157 billion in 2014. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Wellesley, Mass., September 15, 2014 – BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, GLOBAL MARKETS FOR BIOENGINEERED PROTEIN DRUGS, the global market for bioengineered protein drugs was valued at $151.9 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach about $157...

2014-09-15 04:21:19

NEW YORK, LONDON, BERLIN and PARIS, September 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SOURCE M/S. Reportstack

2014-09-12 12:25:33

Donor Alliance and the Colorado Hospital Association recognize the outstanding efforts of healthcare organizations to make the gift of life possible in Colorado DENVER, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, St. Anthony Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, The Medical Center of Aurora, Medical Center of the Rockies and The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital were recognized with Ending the Wait awards for their outstanding achievements in facilitating...

2014-09-11 08:27:28

-Conference Call and Webcast on September 12, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. ET, 5:30 a.m. PT- MENLO PARK, Calif. and LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CANCER RESEARCH UK and Cancer Research Technology (CRT), the charity's development and commercialisation arm, have reached an agreement with Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: ASTY), a biotechnology company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, to take forward Asterias' novel immunotherapy treatment AST-VAC2 into clinical trials in...

2014-09-10 12:28:10

The Emergence of Keytruda--the First PD-1 Inhibitor Approved in the U.S.--is a Significant Milestone in Oncology, According to Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent approval of Merck & Co.'s Keytruda by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of malignant melanoma is a significant milestone for Merck & Co. and for the oncology immunotherapy drug market. Decision Resources Group anticipates the launch of Keytruda as the...


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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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2012-05-14 11:51:18

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is a medical journal established in 1929 as the Journal of Allergy. It is published by Elsevier. It obtained its current name in 1971. It is the official journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. This journal publishes timely clinical papers, instructive case reports, and detailed examinations of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to clinical allergists, immunologists, dermatologists, internists, and other...

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2011-04-15 14:14:43

Clostridium tetani is a rod-shaped, anaerobic bacterium of the genus Clostridium. It's a gram-positive and resembles tennis rackets or drumsticks on a gram stain. It can be found as spores in soil and the gastrointestinal tract of animals. It produces a potent biological toxin which is the causative agent of tetanus. Ancient people recognized the relationship between wounds and fatal muscle spasms. Arthur Nicolaier isolated tetanus from soil bacteria. Antonie Carl and Giorgio Rattone...

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2011-01-11 14:17:29

The Cowpox virus causes a skin disease known as cowpox. It is related to the vaccinia virus and gained its name because it spread by dairymaids touching the udders of infected cows. It manifests as red blisters. It is similar to smallpox although much milder and was actually the basis of the first smallpox vaccine. A person who recovers from cowpox is immune to smallpox. In 1980 the World Health Organization announced that smallpox was the first disease to be eradicated world wide by a...

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