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2014-07-11 10:14:05

PLOS How P. gingivalis causes chronic inflammation in blood vessels Chronic oral infection with the periodontal disease pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis, not only causes local inflammation of the gums leading to tooth loss but also is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. A study published on July 10th in PLOS Pathogens now reveals how the pathogen evades the immune system to induce inflammation beyond the oral cavity. Like other gram-negative bacteria, P....

2014-07-11 10:08:10

University of Copenhagen – The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences A number of studies suggest that children delivered by Caesarean section have a different intestinal flora than children delivered by natural birth. But it is still unknown why this is the case and what it means for the immune system. Researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences therefore decided to scrutinize the impact of birth on the development of the immune system in a study of newborn mouse pups....

2014-07-10 23:10:54

Tampa Bay Research Institute (TBRI), a well-respected private, non-profit biomedical research institute, announced today that its most recent findings describing how the pine cone extract affects the immune system have been published in the journal, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Tampa Bay Research Institute (TBRI), a well-respected private, non-profit biomedical research institute, announced today that TBRI's most recent findings describing how the...

2014-07-10 20:22:35

VIENNA, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education organization, invites you to join its "2014 Venom Allergy 101" webinar on July 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. EST. This webinar is perfect for the summer as stinging insects abound in outdoor areas. Learn how to protect yourself from stings as well as how to respond and treat a potential allergic reaction. Venom allergies are caused by five types of insects: honey bees,...

2014-07-10 12:30:51

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 9 Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, presented Russia's first national "Industry" award to a biopharmaceutical company BIOCAD [http://biocad.ru/en ]. The Company is developing a unique project called MabNext [http://biocad.ru/en/science ]. Within the scope of MabNext project BIOCAD develops a number of innovative drugs based on monoclonal antibodies for treatment of cancer and autoimmune...

2014-07-10 08:27:19

SEOUL, South Korea, BUSAN, South Korea and SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SillaJen, Inc., a privately-held biotherapeutics company focused on the development of targeted oncolytic immunotherapy products for cancer, announced today a publication that reviews data from the company's oncolytic immunotherapy program, including its lead product Pexa-Vec. Additionally, the publication outlines the rationale for combination therapy with other cancer immunotherapies, such as...

2014-07-09 16:28:46

VIENNA, Va., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education organization, is pleased to announce that its Anaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) volunteer program is partnering with the American Latex Allergy Association (ALAA) to increase awareness about life-threatening latex allergies. Latex allergies impact 8-12 percent of health care workers and 1-6 percent of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease...

2014-07-09 08:20:35

Milestone Achieved under $9.4 Million NIAID Cooperative Grant PRINCETON, N.J., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat serious inflammatory diseases where there remains an unmet medical need, as well as developing several biodefense vaccines and therapeutics, announced today that the combination of RiVax(TM) and VeloThrax(TM) induces protective immunity to...

2014-07-08 12:28:52

Full Article Here: http://bit.ly/CHOPPI_PR PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Public-private partnership resulted in the development of a new web-based tool that will help manufacturers of protein-based therapeutics improve the safety of their manufacturing processes, avoiding problems that caused the FDA to suspend a clinical trial in 2012 for a Factor IX protein. The tool predicts the likelihood that product-associated impurities will induce an adverse response in...

2014-07-08 08:31:51

GRENOBLE, France, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImmunID announced today that Dr Miguel Perales, Deputy Chief, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service and Director, Adult Stem Cell Transplant Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, is joining its Scientific Advisory Board. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140707/124850 Dr Perales' clinical practice focuses on allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplantation for hematological malignancies as well as novel...


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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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