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2014-05-07 08:45:28

A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells. The research explores the strategies by which the bacterial pathogen Yersinia, responsible for causing plague and gastrointestinal infections, tries to outsmart immune cell responses and looks at the tactics used by the immune system to fight back....

2014-05-07 08:32:47

MONROVIA, Calif., May 7, 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, announced that it will release first quarter financial results after market close on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Xencor management will host a webcast and conference call the same day at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT) to discuss the financial...

2014-05-07 04:22:16

OXFORD, England and SAN JOSE, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford BioTherapeutics, an international biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for the treatment of cancer, announced today that it has obtained the exclusive global rights to certain Xenomouse(R) antibodies generated by Amgen and to ImmunoGen's maytansinoid ADC technology for an undisclosed target. The rights were granted under the existing strategic...

2014-05-06 23:17:06

A newly expanded line of great tasting gluten-free products from WOW! Factor Desserts has been launched just in time for Celiac Awareness Month. These delicious products are endorsed by the Canadian Celiac Association’s Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA). They are now being served at many major restaurant establishments across Canada and the United States. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 The...

2014-05-06 08:34:36

Pledge to Raise Funding to Send Deserving Children with Asthma to Summer Camps Across the U.S. VIENNA, Va., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Know Your Count - a national campaign aimed at raising awareness of the seriousness of asthma and educating patients and caregivers about the importance of keeping track of the remaining doses in their rescue inhalers - announced today the launch of a new online pledge for asthma awareness. Nearly seven million children in the United States are...

2014-05-06 08:32:46

TORONTO, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - On the occasion of World Asthma Day, the Asthma Society of Canada released the first-ever patient study of Severe Asthma in Canada. The study, Severe Asthma: The Canadian Patient Journey, takes an in-depth look at the personal, social, medical and economic burden of Severe Asthma in Canada. Severe Asthma (SA), a more severe form of asthma and a greater threat to life, impacts the health and economic well-being of between 150,000 and 250,000 Canadians....

2014-05-06 04:23:26

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group(TM) (Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical company developing prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs as well as companion diagnostics, announced it has signed a new license and research agreement with Yale University (Yale), a premier university with a long tradition of basic and clinical biomedical research, regarding the discovery of MIF inhibitors for treatment of autoimmune and...

2014-05-05 23:03:57

Mediaplanet Publishing, today announces distribution of its second cross-platform edition of “Asthma & Allergy Awareness”, a campaign that aims to inspire readers to take action in supporting and practicing asthma and allergy safety. In partnership with industry leaders, the campaign provides readers with educational insight about the advancements that continue to propel the industry forward and make living through allergy season a breeze. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The...

2014-05-05 23:03:56

Mediaplanet Publishing, today announces distribution of its second cross-platform edition of “Asthma & Allergy Awareness”, a campaign dedicated to increasing education surrounding asthma and allergy safety. At the height of National Asthma & Allergy awareness month, industry associations, key thought leaders and celebrity advocates unite to share in the effort to inspire and motivate readers to take actions to breathing easier. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Successful...

2014-05-05 12:29:26

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics Asks Congress to Protect Patients From Fraud and Continue Supporting Allergy and Asthma Funding WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the 17(th) year in a row, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) will gather for the annual Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill (AADCH) [http://www.aanma.org/aadch] on Wednesday, May 7 to put forth core issues that the 50 million Americans suffering from these chronic...


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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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