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2014-07-31 08:34:53

-- Oral Presentation to Include Greater Detail on Clinical Outcomes, Including Significant and Unique Improvements in Cognition -- ROCKVILLE, Md., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that Rhonda Voskuhl, M.D., the lead investigator of the Phase II clinical trial evaluating...

2014-07-30 12:30:36

Findings presented at the 2014 World Transplant Congress SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A study presented at the 2014 World Transplant Congress evaluated the safety and efficacy of CSL Behring's C1 Inhibitor (C1-INH) concentrate in preventing antibody-mediated rejection following kidney transplants in highly sensitized patients. C1-INH is a human protein and an important inhibitor of the complement system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100914/PH63692LOGO The...

2014-07-29 23:10:11

Western Washington Medical Group releases article expounding upon the plague of allergies afflicting Americans and the otolaryngologist and ENT specialists that can help those suffering from allergies overcome them. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 “Approximately 18% of our population suffers from allergies, making it one of the most common chronic illnesses,” Western Washington Medical Group says in their recently released article addressing the need for those suffering from...

2014-07-29 23:00:54

The factors contributing to sample preparation market growth are the improvements in the funding scenario globally, increase in the number of government sponsored research activities, and developments in drug discovery research. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/sample-preparation-market-66938505.html (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 This report studies the "Sample Preparation Market by Product (Instruments (Workstations, Liquid Handling Systems), Consumables (Tubes), Kits...

2014-07-29 16:26:56

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. ("ImmunoCellular") (NYSE MKT: IMUC) today announced that it plans to report second quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, August 7, 2014. ImmunoCellular will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its financial results and provide a business update at 5:00 pm ET that day. The call will be hosted by Andrew Gengos, President and CEO. LIVE CALL: (877) 853-5636...

New Mechanism Of Drug Resistance Discovered By Scientists
2014-07-29 03:47:02

Marla Vacek Broadfoot, Duke University Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs. These permanent mutations were once thought to be the only way for drug-resistant strains to evolve. Now a new study has shown that microorganisms can use a temporary silencing of drug targets -- known as epimutations -- to gain the benefits of drug resistance without the commitment. Though the new mechanism...

2014-07-29 08:32:17

Three new tools for bacterial detection and isolation MILFORD, Mass., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KPL, a SeraCare Company, today announced the addition of three new products to its growing line of BacTrace antibodies: BacTrace(®) Antibody Coated Latex Beads, BacTrace(®) STEC Antibodies, and BacTrace(®) Salmonella CSA-Plus Antibodies. These tools are designed for use by researchers and developers of foodborne pathogen assays. As polyclonals, the BacTrace antibodies can be used as...

2014-07-28 23:06:36

Dust mite allergies tend to spike in July and August. While there are a number of measures allergy sufferers can take to limit their exposure to dust, it is often more advantageous to get treatment for dust allergies and AllergyEasy offers a "no-shots" treatment that's safer and more convenient than shots. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 For those with dust allergies, home can be a miserable place. Dust mites—a prime cause of dust allergies—commonly settle in mattresses,...

2014-07-28 23:02:51

New professional network announced during the 2014 World Transplant Congress and includes hundreds of industry-leading physicians and scientists. Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The American Society of Transplantation (AST), representing the majority of professionals engaged in the field of organ transplantation, today announced the launch of the Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN), a professional network established to advance transplantation and immunology...

2014-07-28 13:28:02

University of Oxford Oxford University scientists have shown that a powerful drug given at the time of a kidney transplant operation not only halves the early risk of rejection, but that it also allows a less toxic regimen of anti-rejection drugs to be used after the operation. The key results are reported in The Lancet and presented at the World Transplant Congress in San Francisco today. They will help doctors faced with a difficult transplant conundrum: the powerful combinations of...


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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