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2014-05-29 12:29:19

PRINCETON, N.J., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- inVentiv Health Clinical, a leading global clinical research organization (CRO), and Advaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADXS), a biotechnology company developing cancer immunotherapies, announced today that they have entered into a global master services agreement for the clinical development of certain immunotherapy product candidates in Advaxis's proprietary pipeline. inVentiv initially will work with Advaxis to develop clinical study protocols and will...

2014-05-29 04:22:19

BREDA, The Netherlands and GHENT, Belgium, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- arGEN-X will present full results from the dose-escalation part of a Phase 1 study of ARGX-110, a novel anti-CD70 antibody, in patients with advanced hematological and solid tumors at the 50th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO; 30 May-3 June, 2014, Chicago, IL, USA). arGEN-X reported in December 2013 that this study met its translational development goals: all...

2014-05-28 23:19:31

Source Naturals Allercetin wins Vity Award in the Allergy/Hay Fever Remedy Category. (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Source Naturals®, a manufacturer of advanced nutritional supplements, announces that Allercetin, a popular homeopathic allergy relief product, has won its second Vity Award in the Natural Allergy/Hay Fever Remedy Category. Allercetin calms the body’s immune response to the common triggers for hay fever. Among the most prestigious in the natural products industry, the Vity...

2014-05-28 08:32:26

Allergy relief spray breaks airborne protein molecules down, protecting children and allergy-prone adults without the harsh chemicals LOS ANGELES, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Indoor allergies affect 60-million plus Americans, which is little surprise considering that the EPA ranks single- and multi-family residences as the most allergen-dense spaces in the country. In an effort to stem this tide, Amazing-Solutions (http://www.amazing-solutions.com), a leading manufacturer of...

2014-05-28 08:31:36

-- Ongoing Phase 1 Cancer Immunotherapy Study to be Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ARMO BioSciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, today announced it raised $30 million in a Series B private financing led by NanoDimension. Existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, OrbiMed and DAG Ventures also participated in the round. "This financing validates both...

2014-05-28 08:31:16

MONROVIA, Calif., May 28, 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, today announced that the first subject has been dosed in a Phase 1a clinical trial of XmAb®7195. XmAb7195 is a monoclonal antibody engineered to suppress IgE via three distinct mechanisms of action as a potential treatment for asthma and...

Spring Allergies Are Hard To Avoid
2014-05-28 06:25:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During the spring and summer, flowering grasses turn the world into a beautiful vision of green. These same grasses also turn allergy sufferers into hermits, hiding in their houses from pollen. Doctors and other clinicians have traditionally advised allergy sufferers to be aware of the pollen concentrations during the day and to reduce their outdoor activities during this season. But is it really that easy to avoid grass pollen? A...

2014-05-28 04:24:24

BREDA, The Netherlands, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- arGEN-X, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on creating and developing differentiated therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of cancer and severe autoimmune diseases, announced today the initiation of a collaboration with Bayer Pharma AG (Bayer), leveraging arGEN-X's SIMPLE Antibody(TM) technology for the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies. The collaboration centers on a novel approach to...

2014-05-27 23:11:01

Immunoglobulins or antibodies are proteins used by the immune system to neutralize pathogens including bacteria and viruses. The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 31,900 articles covering the interactions between a wide variety of immunoglobulins and pathogens particularly in humans. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 EurekaMag.com has published 31,900 articles on the importance of immunoglobulins for identifying and neutralizing pathogens such as...

2014-05-27 15:56:29

JGU Evidence presented of the existence of a previously unknown form of lymphocyte that protects against intracellular infection The innate immune system recognizes infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria. A group of lymphocytes known as "innate lymphoid cells" or ILCs plays a central role in the defense of the human body against infective agents. Professor Andreas Diefenbach of the Research Center Immunology at the Mainz University Medical Center, working in collaboration with...


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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