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Researchers Create Vaccine For Dust Mite Allergies

Researchers Create Vaccine For Dust Mite Allergies

Richard C. Lewis, University of Iowa Vaccine reduced lung inflammation to allergens in lab and animal tests If you’re allergic to dust mites (and chances are you are), help may be on the way. Researchers at the University of Iowa have...

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2014-07-25 12:25:23

Company honored as the Healthiest Employer for the second year in a row by The Denver Business Journal and for its Outstanding Culture of Well-Being by Cigna CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, and the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, received a pair of wellness awards from Cigna and the Denver Business Journal....

2014-07-24 16:26:32

OTTAWA, July 24, 2014 The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) would like to comment on the death of Mrs. Lucie Roussel, Mayor of La Prairie, on Sunday. As previously reported, Mrs. Roussel stepped on a wasp nest and was stung multiple times. Unfortunately, the autopsy report is not yet available. It is thought that Mrs. Roussel died from a toxic reaction to the stings which usually requires at least 50 stings, or anaphylaxis which can occur after one sting....

2014-07-24 16:26:21

No. 1 Prescribed Allergy Treatment Ingredient(1) to be Available OTC PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Flonase® Allergy Relief (fluticasone propionate 50 mcg spray), containing the No. 1 prescribed allergy treatment ingredient(1), as an over-the-counter (OTC) treatment for temporary relief of the symptoms of hay fever or upper respiratory allergies.(2) Flonase®...

2014-07-24 08:33:35

MONROVIA, Calif., July 24, 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, announced that it will release second quarter financial results after market close on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Xencor management will host a webcast and conference call the same day at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT) to discuss the financial...

2014-07-22 12:27:43

Genzyme/Sanofi's Lemtrada and Genentech/Roche's Ocrelizumab Will Likely Be Reserved for Patients with Aggressive/Severe MS, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that over half of audited multiple sclerosis (MS) patients currently treated with Biogen Idec's oral disease-modify therapy (DMT) Tecfidera have ever experienced flushing and/or gastrointestinal events while on the therapy. However, few...

2014-07-18 23:02:00

Annual conference provides groundbreaking approaches to treating patients with interrelated autoimmune conditions. Malvern, PA (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 The inaugural Interdisciplinary Autoimmune Summit (IAS) brought together more than 150 gastroenterologists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, immunologists, internists, industry, and other allied healthcare professionals at The Mirage, Las Vegas, NV, June 20-22, 2014. "IAS 2014 was a wonderful opportunity to meet and discuss best...

2014-07-18 16:20:57

Gase's racecar will feature Dylan Richardson, a seven-year-old donor who saved three lives through donation CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --AlloSource, one of the nation's largest providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, and the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, is sponsoring Joey Gase, a NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver and donor son, in the NASCAR Nationwide Series EnjoyIllinois.com 300 race at...

2014-07-16 12:39:43

Johns Hopkins Medicine Process suggests a new type of immunotherapy A team of researchers has devised a Pac-Man-style power pellet that gets normally mild-mannered cells to gobble up their undesirable neighbors. The development may point the way to therapies that enlist patients' own cells to better fend off infection and even cancer, the researchers say. A description of the work will be published July 15 in the journal Science Signaling. "Our goal is to build artificial cells...

2014-07-16 08:29:40

HERZLIYA, Israel, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB, TASE: XTL) ("XTL" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of unmet clinical needs, announced today that an overview of its hCDR1 peptide to treat patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is included in an article titled, Novel Approaches to the Development of...

2014-07-16 08:28:09

--Novel Biologic Targets Innovative New Mechanism in Lupus-- SEATTLE, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Resolve Therapeutics, LLC announced today the initiation of a multi-dose, one month phase 2 clinical study with its lead compound RSLV-132 in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140715/127341 Following the successful completion of it phase 1 single dose safety study with RSLV-132, Resolve recently initiated a phase 2 study in lupus patients. 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...

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
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • 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.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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