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2014-03-03 08:30:19

LOS ANGELES, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. ("ImmunoCellular") (NYSE MKT: IMUC) today announced that Andrew Gengos, Chief Executive Officer of ImmunoCellular, will present a corporate overview and business update at the 26(th) Annual ROTH Conference on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm PT, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Laguna Niguel, CA. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140109/AQ43875LOGO To access the live audio webcast of the ROTH...

2014-03-01 12:20:30

For U.S. Media Only RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim today presented data from Phase 3 studies of tiotropium delivered via the Respimat(®) inhaler in mild, moderate and severe asthma patients at the 2014 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting in San Diego. Tiotropium is being studied to determine its efficacy and safety in treating asthma patients and is not currently approved for this indication. The first results...

2014-03-01 12:20:28

Two poster presentations will highlight initial findings from The Anaphylaxis Risk Assessment (TARA) study, one of the largest U.S. managed care retrospective database reviews to date PITTSBURGH, March 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty will present initial data from The Anaphylaxis Risk Assessment (TARA) study at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) held in San Diego, Calif., Feb. 28 - March 4. TARA aims to uncover factors associated...

Food Allergy Oral Immunotherapy More Effective When Paired With Asthma Drug Omalizumab
2014-03-01 04:56:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from Stanford University and Johns Hopkins Medical School has shown that an asthma drug can be used to help desensitize people to several food allergens all at once, according to a new report in the journal Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology. The new findings expand on previous research from the same team that showed a technique called oral immunotherapy could be used to desensitize someone to multiple food...

2014-02-28 13:39:01

Study helps explain chronic inflammation in autoimmunity and cancer Activation of beta-catenin, the primary mediator of the ubiquitous Wnt signaling pathway, alters the immune system in lasting and harmful ways, a team of Chicago-based researchers demonstrate in the February 26, 2014, issue of Science Translational Medicine. An increase in beta-catenin in certain types of T cells—a class of white blood cells—causes chronic inflammation in the intestine and colon, eventually leading...

2014-02-27 12:27:11

WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB:GNBT) today announced publication of studies examining potential biomarkers associated with overall survival in prostate cancer patients treated with its immunotherapeutic agent AE37. The retrospective study examined data from 29 patients immunized as part of a Phase I study. The immunotherapeutic agent AE37 is being developed by Antigen Express, Inc....

2014-02-27 08:29:40

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Genzyme, a Sanofi company, today announced the Canadian availability of (Pr)LEMTRADA(TM) (alemtuzumab) for the management of adult patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), with active disease defined by clinical and imaging features, who have had an inadequate response to interferon beta or other disease-modifying therapies. LEMTRADA 12 mg has a dosing and administration schedule of two annual treatment courses. The first...

2014-02-26 23:33:54

The new “Autoimmune Disease Treatment” writing on the website Vkool.com covers natural ways to treat autoimmune diseases effectively. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 The new “Autoimmune Disease Treatment” article on the site Vkool.com delivers to readers easy tips to cure autoimmune disorders. The report is divided into two main sections. In the first section of the report, people will get to know common causes of autoimmune diseases, such as family history, hormonal status,...

2014-02-26 23:02:22

New York/New Jersey’s Premier Ear, Nose, Throat, Allergy and Audiology Practice Offers Expanded Hours at Many of Its Offices Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) recognizes that illness does not play by the rules and as a result, people do not only get sick from Monday through Friday. That’s why, in an effort to deliver its superior specialty and sub-specialty medical care even more conveniently to patients in communities throughout New York...

2014-02-26 16:28:10

New patent-pending QR code improves food safety for consumers. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZEGO, the new leader in nutritious, allergy-friendly snacks, has launched its next generation of energy bars with packaging that features real-time data designed to improve consumer food safety. The bar wrappers and boxes feature a patent-pending QR-code system, which when scanned, provides test results from the bar's batch, showing any measurable amounts of specific allergens....


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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