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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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2014-09-12 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...

2014-09-10 08:31:55

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MabVax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: TELK), a clinical stage oncology drug development company, announced today it has entered into agreements with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Juno Therapeutics (Juno) for the development of novel therapeutic products using antibody targeting sequences derived from the fully-human antibodies discovered using the Company's internally developed antibody discovery platform. Under the...

2014-09-09 16:25:56

- Data include post-hoc assessments of controlled studies in relapsing MS regarding evolution of gadolinium-enhancing lesions, assessments of predictive scores for disease activity and disability progression, and 'no evident disease activity' (NEDA) measure for interferon beta-1a SC vs. interferon beta-1a IM ROCKLAND, Mass., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today that new data from the division's multiple sclerosis...

2014-09-09 04:21:06

~Convening World's Leading Researchers in MS with a Program Covering all Aspects of Research Including Cause and Pathology, Genetics and Environmental Impact, Emerging Treatment Study Findings and Nervous System Repair BOSTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 10-13 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS will host their joint triennial international meeting - MSBoston 2014, with over 8,000 participant from leading organizations in Europe, North America and...

2014-09-08 23:05:17

Concerned consumers, retailers and government inspectors are more conscious of increasing allergen risks in food production as well as effective allergen communication. An upcoming live webinar presented by SGS and METTLER TOLEDO will present the results of a recent SGS industry survey on challenges, needs and gaps in allergen management. (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Approximately 2 percent of adults and 8 percent of children experience food allergies, and those numbers appears to be...

2014-09-08 16:25:31

The Encore at Wynn Las Vegas: September 11th, 2014 ZUG, Switzerland and NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SELLAS Life Sciences Group (SELLAS), a Swiss-based development-stage biopharmaceutical company that acquires and develops innovative products for the treatment of various indications in cancer and the central nervous system (CNS), including orphan indications, today announced that Dr. Angelos M. Stergiou, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of SELLAS, will...

2014-09-08 12:24:27

TNF-Alpha Inhibitors--Including Sales Leader Humira--Accounted for Over 90 Percent of the Psoriatic Arthritis Market, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the market for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) therapies will grow nearly 66 percent, increasing to $3.7 billion in 2023, owing to the continued uptake of premium-price biologics and novel therapies that are expected to launch during the 2013 to...

2014-09-08 08:31:19

SHM-XEL Platform Successfully Generates Novel Therapeutic Approach to Autoimmune Disease SAN DIEGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AnaptysBio, Inc., a privately-held therapeutic antibody company, today announced that Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTA), a biotechnology company specializing in the characterization and engineering of complex drugs, has exercised its option to acquire a novel antibody program from AnaptysBio. Upon payment of an option exercise fee to...


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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...

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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