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2014-05-23 10:59:51

University of Edinburgh Growing resistance to antibiotics and other drugs demands a coordinated global response on the same scale as efforts to address climate change, experts say. Without an international commitment to tackle the issue, the world faces a future in which simple infections that have been treatable for decades become deadly diseases, they warn. Resistance to antibiotics to tackle bacterial infections and antimicrobial drugs used to treat parasites, viruses and fungi is...

2014-05-23 04:20:53

LONDON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Company Created to be a Leading Provider of Technologies and Services to Enable Better Biopharmaceuticals - PolyTherics and Antitope to continue to trade as wholly owned subsidiaries of Abzena - New brand highlights depth and range of offering to the global biopharmaceutical industry - Abzena to establish headquarters in Cambridge, UK PolyTherics Limited ("PolyTherics"), a...

2014-05-22 08:29:44

MONROVIA, Calif., May 22, 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 Bassil Dahiyat, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, will present at the Jefferies 2014 Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. EDT in New York City, NY. A live audio webcast of the...

2014-05-22 04:21:28

HORSHOLM, Denmark, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion recommending the granting of a marketing authorization for Envarsus® for the prevention of organ rejection in adult transplant patients in the European Union (EU). The positive opinion is for both kidney and liver transplant recipients and includes both the...

2014-05-21 12:29:13

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new health study that accounts for "acquired immunity" when evaluating the risk of microbial illness from food or environmental exposures suggests that some current approaches may significantly overestimate their role in causing such illnesses. Immune status is a major factor in susceptibility to foodborne and environmental infectious diseases. By considering both the impact of acquired immunity to a pathogen and the amount of a...

2014-05-21 08:29:06

First Demonstration of Safety and Tolerability of Physiocrines SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- aTyr Pharma, an innovative rare disease therapeutics enterprise, announced today completion of Phase 1 for its lead program, Resokine IV. Our study, which marked the first ever administration of a Physiocrine to humans, was conducted in healthy male and female subjects in the European Union to assess the safety and tolerability of Resokine IV. aTyr Pharma is developing Resokine IV...

2014-05-21 04:21:29

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Distinguishing the cause of gut disorders can be complicated. Therefore, Cell Science Systems, Corp. today announced the launch of a new test to help clinicians reach a diagnosis; and, suggest dietary strategies to improve whatever gut malady a person may have. The Gut Health Profile or, GHP, is a blood test profile that evaluates GI health and risks on a genetic, antibody and cellular level. The GHP may be of use to physicians in...

2014-05-20 23:17:49

Sweetseeds all natural crispy snacks are now offering a range of gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free treats that contain 15 essential nutrients for people who want to eat well while on the go. The recent certification from the Gluten-Free Certification Program will allow consumers seeking gluten-free treats to easily identify with the Sweetseeds promise of safety, while also receiving a healthy, great tasting product. (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The Gluten-Free Certification Program...

2014-05-20 23:07:15

The Naturopathic Doctors at Nickel Ridge are happy to offer sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) Sudbury, Ontario (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 With the arrival of allergy season, the Naturopathic Doctors at Nickel Ridge are happy to offer sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). According to the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation, it is estimated that 20-25% of Canada’s population suffers from hay fever. Allergy sufferers now have gentle intelligently designed immuno-modulating options to...

2014-05-20 16:26:40

Early Data Demonstrate Anti-TSLP Therapy Reduces Early and Late Asthmatic Responses and Several Key Inflammatory Markers THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published positive results from a Phase 1 study adding to the growing body of evidence that inhibiting thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) could be beneficial in the treatment of asthma. TSLP is a cytokine thought to be a key...


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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.