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2014-06-25 12:30:05

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Biogen Idec Canada announces today that TECFIDERA(TM) (dimethyl fumarate) is now available for reimbursement in British Columbia (B.C.) through B.C. PharmaCare. TECFIDERA(TM) is a first-line oral treatment for adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). TECFIDERA(TM) is indicated as monotherapy for the treatment of RRMS to reduce the frequency of clinical exacerbations and to delay the progression of disability.(1) "TECFIDERA is...

2014-06-25 08:32:07

SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concortis Biosystems, Inc. (Concortis), a subsidiary of Sorrento Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento), a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and associated pain, today announced a collaboration to generate novel antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) based on a Morphotek antibody linked to chemotherapeutic agents using Concortis' proprietary ADC Technology. Under the terms of the agreement, Sorrento will receive...

2014-06-24 08:32:22

Interlaken Leadership Awards Program Supports Original Research in the Field of Neuroimmunology KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Behring announced today that Bart C. Jacobs, M.D., Ph.D., Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands, is the recipient of the 2014 Interlaken Leadership Awards for original research in the field of neuroimmunology. Established in 2010, this annual global awards program provides monetary grants and/or product supply for...

2014-06-24 08:30:45

ORLANDO, Fla., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TNI BioTech, Inc. (OTC: TNIB) ("TNI" or the "Company") a biotechnology company pioneering the development of innovative therapies for autoimmune diseases by combating these fatal diseases through the activation and modulation of the body's immune system, announced today that its Board of Directors had passed a resolution cancelling the previously announced 9:10 reverse split of its common stock, as per the 14A Information Statement filed...

2014-06-24 08:30:29

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Autoimmune diseases are one of the top 10 leading causes of death in female children and women in all age groups up to 64 years. The NIH estimates up to 24 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease and the number is rising. In 2006, while paralyzed for 72 days in the hospital and told he may never walk again, the doctor became the patient. Only able to blink his eyes and move his fingers, a devastating autoimmune disorder left Dr....

2014-06-24 08:29:37

CAMBRIDGE, England, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sphere Fluidics Limited has developed unique technology for single cell analysis and characterization, and provides proprietary products and novel services for this rapidly-growing market. The Company has now just secured $2.3 million in a First Close of a new investment round. The latter will finally complete in early September 2014 with more potential funding already in the pipeline. "This is the first tranche of funding that...

2014-06-23 12:29:48

PARIS, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OSE Pharma SA receives a positive agreement to initiate a Phase 3 clinical trial with OSE-2101, a therapeutic cancer vaccine for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) OSE Pharma SA, a European cancer immunotherapy company with a specific T cytotoxic technology, today announced that it has received positive feedback from an end of Phase 2 / Pre-Phase 3 meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Scientific Advice from...

2014-06-23 12:29:04

AUSTIN, Texas, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBiotech announced today that Gary Gonzales has joined the Company as Vice President of Clinical Operations. Mr. Gonzales will lead XBiotech's clinical trial team and manage the Company's international clinical operations. Mr. Gonzales joins XBiotech from INC Research where he managed large, global pivotal phase III trials. Mr. Gonzales has B.S. & M.S. degrees in chemistry and biology and also holds a M.B.A. Mr. Gonzales comes to...

2014-06-23 04:20:45

Inovio's Immunotherapy will Treat Women with Inoperable HPV-caused Cancer BLUE BELL, Pa., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) today announced it has initiated a phase I/IIa clinical trial to evaluate safety, immunogenicity, clinical responses and disease-free survival of its DNA immunotherapy product, INO-3112, in treating human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cervical cancer. INO-3112 is a combination of Inovio's lead active immunotherapy...

2014-06-22 04:20:11

Dr. Michael Gabriel, a leading Brooklyn pediatrician, reveals how exposure to dust mite extract can significantly decrease the risk of seasonal allergies in babies. BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatrics center, responds to an article that explains how dust mite extract exposure to babies can decrease their chances of developing allergies, and may even help prevent asthma and eczema. Photo -...


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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