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2014-03-18 23:22:12

BRC Global Standards is pleased to announce a new publication, the Best Practice Guideline: Allergen Management in Food Manufacturing Sites. This guideline is designed to help manufacturers identify allergens within their facilities to ensure that best practices are met while associated risks are reduced. London, U.K. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), food allergens appear to be on the rise in all industrial nations and have therefore become a major...

2014-03-18 16:25:54

Parents of nut-allergic kids more likely than other parents to want a lunchtime without restrictions, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most parents of kids with and without nut allergies don't support schoolwide bans on nut-containing products, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. Schools don't have a single standard for managing...

2014-03-18 08:32:26

Telephus Advances TPH 101 Program Towards Candidate Selection SAN DIEGO, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioAtla, a global biotechnology company focused on the development of differentiated biological therapeutics, and Telephus Medical LLC, a leader in the development of vaccine products to prevent periprosthetic joint infections and accompanying osteomyelitis in orthopedic procedures, today announced that BioAtla has successfully completed a key protein engineering phase of Telephus'...

2014-03-18 08:32:23

SEATTLE and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Cali., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Immune Design, a clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on the development of novel immune-based therapies for cancer and other chronic conditions, today announced the appointment of Franklin M. Berger, CFA to the company's board of directors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130926/SF87058LOGO Mr. Berger is a major player in the biotechnology industry with more than 25 years of experience in capital...

2014-03-17 23:02:05

ENT and Allergy Associates (ENTA), whose 40+ offices and more than 150 board-certified ear, nose, throat, allergy, and audiology specialists serve communities throughout New York and New Jersey, recently inaugurated its proprietary Rapid Response Center (RRC). The RRC is a department dedicated to fielding, responding to, and directing patient calls and inquiries in areas such as appointment requests, billing issues, and insurance coverage. Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 In this age...

2014-03-17 16:28:51

Project Leverages Luminex's xMAP® Technology for Biobank Profiling Research AUSTIN, Texas, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) announced today that xMAP® Technology is playing a key role in the biobank profiling research within the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) project. In the latest release of the protein atlas, the HPA announced coverage of over 80% of the human protein-coding genes and RNA expression data for more than 90% of the genes....

2014-03-17 12:27:32

--Novel Biologic Targets Innovative New Mechanism in Lupus-- SEATTLE, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Resolve Therapeutics, LLC announced today the initiation of clinical studies with its lead compound RSLV-132. Resolve administered the first doses to humans of RSLV-132 its first-in-class targeted nuclease therapy designed to decrease the burden of circulating RNA-containing immune complexes in SLE patients. Ongoing studies are designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability,...

2014-03-17 08:29:07

HOUSTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, will collaborate through MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program to develop therapies that unleash patients' immune systems to attack their cancers. "Our collaboration with MedImmune, a leader in the field of immunotherapy, will draw on the strengths of both institutions to push ahead for more effective...

2014-03-17 04:21:39

BLUE BELL, Pa., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. Total revenue was $1.7 million and $13.5 million for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2013, as compared to $1.1 million and $4.1 million for the same periods in 2012. Total operating expenses for the quarter and year and ended December 31, 2013, were $9.7 million and $33.0 million as compared to...

2014-03-16 16:20:46

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kymab, a monoclonal antibody biopharmaceutical company founded on research from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, announced today the publication in Nature Biotechnology of a paper describing its breakthrough therapeutic antibody discovery technology, Kymouse(TM) (http://dx.doi.org). Scientists at Kymab have engineered a mouse with the full set of genes encoding the human antibody repertoire, calling this...


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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