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Indoor Mold Can Be Very Dangerous For Asthma Sufferers

Indoor Mold Can Be Very Dangerous For Asthma Sufferers

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The allergen and fungi mold is gross. It looks gross in its variety of colors. It grows in typically gross places (around toilet bowls, under sinks, in nooks and crannies). It feels gross...

Latest Immunology Stories

2014-09-02 08:29:36

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 2, 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 Debra Zack, M.D., Ph.D., vice president, clinical development and the appointment of Lloyd Rowland, senior vice president, chief compliance officer and general counsel. "Debra's expertise in biologics...

2014-09-01 04:20:02

A*STAR scientists find new targets for modulating antibody response Singapore, Sept 1, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists from A*STAR's Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) have uncovered the crucial role of two signalling molecules, DOK3 and SHP1, in the development and production of plasma cells. These discoveries, published in two prestigious journals PNAS and Nature Communications, advance the understanding of plasma cells and...

2014-08-31 23:00:41

Ragweed is the most common cause of fall hay fever and affects people in virtually every part of the country. AllergyEasy doctors help patients build up immunity to ragweed pollens and stop overreacting to them with hay-fever-like symptoms - and it's as easy as a few drops under the tongue. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 For many, fall turns daily life into an allergic mess, and ragweed is likely the culprit. Ragweed is the most common cause of fall hay fever and affects 10 to...

2014-08-31 23:00:39

For years, the standard medical advice for nut allergy sufferers has simply been to avoid nuts; however, a treatment known as sublingual immunotherapy ("oral drops") is helping patients reduce their sensitivity to nuts. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Stuart Agren, M.D., founder of the Family Allergy Clinic in Mesa, Arizona, prescribes sublingual immunotherapy to help his patients struggling with food allergies, which now includes tree nut allergies. Dr. Agren said that it has...

2014-08-29 23:11:54

Dr. Karlin, Dr. Roth, and the rest of the team are prepared to treat allergy symptoms that are likely to arise as temperatures cool and summer turns into fall. Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 As the seasons change, many people have difficulty battling their allergies. At Northeast Atlanta ENT (http://www.northeastatlantaent.com), Dr. Karlin, Dr. Roth, and the rest of their team are prepared to treat allergy symptoms that are likely to arise as temperatures cool and summer turns into...

2014-08-28 12:29:18

Food desensitization trial could mean new hope for children with peanut allergies HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For children with food allergies, a trace amount of a substance can trigger deadly anaphylaxis within minutes of ingestion - the fear of which can be life altering for many families. To give hope to these patients and their families, researchers at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are embarking on a landmark peanut immunotherapy...

2014-08-28 04:21:54

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As students head back to class, ragweed allergies are expected to flare. Hay fever symptoms, such as itchy skin, watery eyes, sneezing and coughing can make it hard for a student to concentrate on class work. Unfortunately, it can also be difficult for parents to determine if a child has an allergy or picked up a viral infection after going back to school. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140605 Is it Allergies or a Cold? Here Are Some...

2014-08-27 08:27:25

ORLANDO, Fla, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TNI BioTech Inc. (OTCQB: TNIB), ("we" or the "Company") a biotechnology company pioneering the manufacturing and marketing of innovative therapies for autoimmune diseases in emerging nations, today announced it had received payment and will make its first shipments of Lodonal(®) to the Republic of Panama and The Republic of Malawi in conjunction with our marketing partner, The Brewer Group, Inc. Commenting on the initial shipments, Noreen...

2014-08-26 12:28:02

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lycera Corp., a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of breakthrough oral medicines to treat autoimmune disease and cancer based on the science of immune modulation, today announced the appointment of Harinder Singh, Ph.D., as chair of the company's scientific advisory board. Dr. Singh will lead the board's efforts to provide guidance and insight to advance Lycera's multiple ongoing research programs and pipeline of...

2014-08-25 16:27:23

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced that management will present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference to be held September 8-10, 2014, in New York, NY. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO The investor presentation by Patrick J. Balthrop, president and chief executive officer, will begin at 9:10 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The presentation will be webcast live and...


Latest Immunology Reference Libraries

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...

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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