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penicillin allergies
2014-11-08 05:52:37

When asked about medical allergies, many people check the penicillin box because they had a reaction to penicillin at one point in their lives or they were told they have a penicillin allergy. But are they really allergic?

2014-11-07 08:28:26

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) ("NW Bio"), a U.S.

2014-11-07 08:27:40

Results presented in poster presentation beginning today and in oral presentation Saturday, November 8, at 1:40 PM at Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer annual meeting. ANN ARBOR,

2014-11-07 08:27:21

EpiPen® Auto-Injector Locations Designated on Updated Guide Maps and Signage PITTSBURGH, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc.

orange allergy
2014-11-07 05:27:29

A two and-a-half year-old Pennsylvania girl recently suffered a deadly allergic reaction after eating an orange, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

2014-11-06 23:09:04

The Webinar on November 12, 2014 will focus on two diverse approaches for using automated microscopy and image analysis to measure different and specific indicators of cellular stress leading

2014-11-06 16:33:00

Trial will be one of the first of its kind; based on previous success with immunotherapy for patients with recurring leukemia SEATTLE, Nov.


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
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.