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CU Researchers Work To Unravel Whats Behind The Sniffles

CU Researchers Work To Unravel What's Behind The Sniffles

Dan Meyers, University of Colorado Denver Scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have shed light on one of the most common of ailments – the runny nose. Your respiratory tract is under constant attack and the nose is...

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2014-04-17 23:02:39

SafeFARE Website and PSA Offer Tips and Tools for Dining Out Safely McLean, Va. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) today announced the launch of the SafeFARE program, an online resource center (http://www.safefare.org) and public service announcement (PSA) featuring celebrity chefs Bryan Voltaggio and Mike Isabella. The goal of the program is to make dining out safer and more enjoyable for individuals and families managing food allergies. The SafeFARE...

2014-04-17 15:39:29

Scientists have uncovered a new way the immune system may fight cancers and viral infections. The finding could aid efforts to use immune cells to treat illness. The research, in mice, suggests that some organs have the immunological equivalent of “neighborhood police” – specialized squads of defenders that patrol only one area, a single organ, instead of an entire city, the body. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that the liver, skin...

2014-04-17 09:48:21

Findings may advance efforts to better manage the infection A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University researchers has laid the groundwork for understanding how variations in immune responses to Lyme disease can contribute to the many different outcomes of this bacterial infection seen in individual patients. A report on the work appears online April 16 in PLOS One. "Physicians have recognized for many years that Lyme disease is not a uniform disease process and...

2014-04-16 23:01:13

Published in Nature, Research Has Major Implications for Arthritis Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 An Arthritis Society-funded study published this week in the internationally-regarded scientific journal Nature has uncovered a method by which Listeria bacteria (L. monocytogenes) spreads from cell to cell in the human body. This finding could lead to new strategies not only in fighting infections, but also in preventing pathogens from triggering dangerous immune responses in...

2014-04-16 08:32:44

U.S. Institutional Investors Lead Oversubscribed Round To Advance Monoclonal Antibody Clinical Programs For Companion Animal Health MELBOURNE, Australia, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexvet Biopharma, a leading veterinary biologic drug developer, today announced the closing of its US$31.5 million Series B round of financing. Top-tier U.S.-based institutional investors Farallon Capital Management, LLC, Adage Capital Partners, L.P, Foresite Capital, and Tavistock Life Sciences...

2014-04-15 23:04:12

Recently, ENTA announced that the Shrewsbury, NJ based Central Jersey Otolaryngology group (at 1131 Broad Street) had agreed to become ENTA’s newest office, in a joinder scheduled for September 1st, 2014. Today, ENTA further enhanced the breadth of that location’s services by announcing that Allergist/Immunologist Katherine F. Szema, MD will become part of the Shrewsbury, NJ office on September 15th, 2014. Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP...

2014-04-15 23:03:28

NJ Sharing Network Marks National Healthcare Decisions Day by Celebrating Growth that is Quadruple the National Average New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Today marks National Healthcare Decisions Day, an initiative to provide clear information on healthcare decision-making to the public and health care providers. NJ Sharing Network utilizes the day to help demystify healthcare decision-making. Advance healthcare decision-making involves much more than discussing living wills; the...

2014-04-15 23:01:23

New ragweed study is collaboration between Diagnostics Research Group and Biogenics Research Chamber. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 San Antonio and the surrounding areas are some of the worst places for allergies. Chronic allergy sufferers know that mountain cedar is prevalent during the winter months, oak during the spring, grass during the summer and ragweed during the fall, and that’s just to name a few. Chronic allergy sufferers also know that there seem to be new products...

2014-04-15 08:27:14

Nasal allergy sufferers now have the most effective player on their team to relieve even the toughest nasal allergy symptoms CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Lieberman, basketball hall of famer, coach and mom, has teamed up with Sanofi's consumer healthcare division Chattem Inc. to introduce a new, more effective player on the over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medication roster, Nasacort Allergy 24HR Nasal Spray. Now available in stores nationwide, Nasacort...

2014-04-11 23:02:54

Every year, thousands of Americans die waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant because there just aren't enough organ donors. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital offers 12 facts about becoming an organ donor. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Top 12 Facts About Becoming an Organ Donor Every year, thousands of Americans die waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant because there just aren't enough organ donors. Only 21 percent of New Yorkers are registered organ donors, compared...


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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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