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2014-05-27 08:29:27

Initial Responses Seen Before Patients Have Completed Treatments; BETHESDA, Md., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) (NW Bio), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, today provided a summary of initial data to date in its ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial of DCVax-Direct for all types of inoperable solid tumors. The Company reported that over 50% of the patients who have completed at least half of...

2014-05-27 08:28:58

SEATTLE and SAN FRANCISCO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Immune Design, a clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on the development of novel immune-based therapies for cancer and other chronic conditions, today announced the application of its GLAAS(TM)( )discovery platform in the Phase 1 clinical trial of MEDI7510, an investigational agent for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) being developed by MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca....

2014-05-27 08:27:32

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Biogen Idec Canada announces today that TECFIDERA(TM) (dimethyl fumarate) is now available for reimbursement in Ontario through the Ontario Public Drugs Program's (OPDP) Exceptional Access Program (EAP), as indicated in the upcoming May 29, 2014, Edition No. 42, Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary/Comparative Index. TECFIDERA(TM) is a first-line oral treatment for adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). TECFIDERA(TM) is indicated as...

2014-05-27 04:21:43

Protection Data Presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy BLUE BELL, Pa., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) announced today that its novel DNA-based therapeutic monoclonal antibody targeting Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) completely protected mice from a lethal CHIKV challenge. In this preclinical study, a prototype DNA plasmid construct encoding for a monoclonal antibody for CHIKV envelope protein was...

2014-05-26 13:21:07

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Peptide antibodies hit immune-response-stifling MDSCs without harming other vital cells Scientists have found a way to target elusive cells that suppress immune response, depleting them with peptides that spare other important cells and shrink tumors in preclinical experiments, according to a paper published online by Nature Medicine. "We've known about these cells blocking immune response for a decade, but haven't been able to shut...

2014-05-23 20:21:50

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone knows the difference between food allergy and food intolerance. Allergy is mediated by a well understood pathway, involving IgE as the final trigger, and it produces immediate symptom onset. It can also be life threatening. Therefore, patients with suspected true food allergy should seek the care of a board certified allergist. Food intolerance is something clearly different. The pathway, or pathways, is/are not yet...

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...


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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