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2014-06-30 12:29:20

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Will Hold an Impressive 85 Percent Market Share, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the immunotherapy market will experience considerable growth through 2022, increasing from $1.1 billion in 2012 to nearly $9 billion in 2022 (corresponding to 23.8 percent annual growth) in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Japan. This impressive...

2014-06-28 12:56:04

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Study shows caregivers' allergy perceptions not always accurate It's tough being the parent of a child with food allergies. Constant vigilance is needed for everything your child eats, when a single food item containing a hidden ingredient can be fatal. Although worry is a factor for anyone caring for a child with food allergies, according to a study published in the July issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the...

2014-06-28 09:28:48

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Human antibody therapy successfully combats virus 5 days after infection An interdisciplinary research team from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and three groups within the National Institutes of Health reports a new breakthrough in countering the deadly Nipah virus. The human monoclonal antibody known as m102.4 is the first effective antiviral treatment for...

2014-06-27 23:07:04

Mesa, Arizona-based allergist, Dr. Stuart Agren of Family Allergy Clinic, announces eczema treatment for kids' allergies. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 As allergy season comes into full swing, often times eczema follows. Family Allergy Clinic of Arizona announces a new solution as an alternative to allergy shots. Allergy shots can help markedly with eczema, but they are not recommended for children under 7. Sublingual allergy drops, however, provide a safer, less painful...

2014-06-27 16:23:56

Dunn receives 2014 Association of Organ Procurement Organizations Cryolife Achievement Award DENVER, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sue Dunn, president and CEO of Donor Alliance, is the 2014 recipient of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) Cryolife Achievement Award, a national distinction. Donor Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. As the organ and tissue procurement agency for...

2014-06-26 12:29:42

LONDON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Multiple Sclerosis -- KOL Insight and Consensus Outlook Moduleshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diseases/multiple_sclerosis_kol_insight_consensus_outlook_modules.html IntroductionThe multiple sclerosis treatment landscape has undergone dramatic changes over the past year. Biogen's Tecfidera has revolutionised multiple sclerosis treatment in the U.S., eroding significant market...

2014-06-25 23:16:06

Trophy Foods Inc. further strengthens the already high level of food safety and quality controls in place at their production facilities by adding an exciting range of delicious gluten-free nut, dried fruit and confectionary products certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP). Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) in partnership with the Canadian Celiac Association are proud to announce that Trophy Foods Inc. have recently...

2014-06-25 23:06:31

Transplant Village, a group of organ transplant patients and families from Northwestern Medicine, is the official beneficiary of the 2014 Chicago Sharkfest Swim which will take place on August 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Ohio Street Beach. The funds raised will help Transplant Village fulfill its ongoing mission to support research at Northwestern Medicine’s Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC) which has saved over 4,000 lives. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The members of...

2014-06-25 16:26:20

CHICAGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bruce Richardson, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Michigan, was honored Wednesday as the second recipient of the Lupus Insight Prize, the award for use in innovative research on lupus, an unpredictable and sometimes fatal autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans. Dr. Richardson received the Prize during a formal ceremony at FOCIS 2014, the 14(th) Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology...

2014-06-25 12:30:05

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Biogen Idec Canada announces today that TECFIDERA(TM) (dimethyl fumarate) is now available for reimbursement in British Columbia (B.C.) through B.C. PharmaCare. TECFIDERA(TM) is a first-line oral treatment for adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). TECFIDERA(TM) is indicated as monotherapy for the treatment of RRMS to reduce the frequency of clinical exacerbations and to delay the progression of disability.(1) "TECFIDERA is...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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