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2014-05-30 23:02:41

Until now, the only option for egg allergy sufferers was simply to avoid eggs. But sublingual immunotherapy is now being used by Family Allergy Clinic to help patients build up an immunity to egg proteins. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 For those with an egg allergy, they have probably been dished the standard advice: Avoid eggs! But with eggs lurking in baked goods, pasta, canned soup, marshmallows and more, this is easier said than done. But a treatment known as sublingual...

2014-05-30 23:02:38

Egg allergy is the second most common childhood allergy, yet avoidance has typically been the only solution. Sublingual allergy drops are changing this by helping patients build up an immunity to egg proteins and other food allergens. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Egg allergy is the second most common allergy in children. Yet, as with other food allergies, there have not historically been any good options for dealing with egg allergy except to simply avoid eggs altogether. But...

2014-05-30 16:24:47

Learn your triggers to minimize exposure CHICAGO, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nasal congestion, sneezing, and itchy and watery eyes -- for the nearly 50 million Americans with seasonal allergies, these are the true rites of spring. Recognizing symptoms, minimizing exposure and consulting with your physician about appropriate treatments are all ways to not just survive but thrive outdoors in an allergy season that some experts are already calling the "pollen vortex". "With warmer...

2014-05-30 12:25:53

There may be no cure for asthma and allergies, but there are ways to protect our families from airborne contaminants that trigger outbreaks. Common asthma and allergy triggers can be mitigated in the living area, lessening the frequency and severity of attacks with regularly scheduled housecleaning. LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The month of May has been designated as Asthma and Allergy month and the folks at Your Signature Maids, a Lawrenceville maid...

2014-05-30 08:25:21

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kite Pharma, Inc. (Kite), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing engineered autologous T cell therapy (eACT(TM)) products for the treatment of cancer, today announced the Company will provide details on key features of the rapid, 6-day manufacturing process that is expected to underlie its most advanced personalized cancer immunotherapy program. The technology is expected to underpin a Kite clinical trial in...

2014-05-29 23:16:03

A newly launched line of whisky, vodka, brandy and rum from Distillers Pride have been awarded the GFCP trademark ensuring consumers that their choice of beverage alcohol brand is gluten-free. Manufactured in India, this distinct line of spirits are all rice based and causing quite a stir. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) is excited to announce that Distillers Pride is the first spirit company to be awarded the GFCP certification. By...

2014-05-29 23:06:18

The physicians at Peak ENT and Voice Center, with offices in Broomfield and Golden, are specially trained to identify allergy and sinus conditions and provide personalized treatment to help patients feel better quickly and resume an active Colorado lifestyle. (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, people may be noticing their eyes are watering, their throat is scratchy, and their head aches. Could they be battling the common cold, suffering from...

2014-05-29 12:29:19

PRINCETON, N.J., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- inVentiv Health Clinical, a leading global clinical research organization (CRO), and Advaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADXS), a biotechnology company developing cancer immunotherapies, announced today that they have entered into a global master services agreement for the clinical development of certain immunotherapy product candidates in Advaxis's proprietary pipeline. inVentiv initially will work with Advaxis to develop clinical study protocols and will...

2014-05-29 04:22:19

BREDA, The Netherlands and GHENT, Belgium, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- arGEN-X will present full results from the dose-escalation part of a Phase 1 study of ARGX-110, a novel anti-CD70 antibody, in patients with advanced hematological and solid tumors at the 50th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO; 30 May-3 June, 2014, Chicago, IL, USA). arGEN-X reported in December 2013 that this study met its translational development goals: all...

2014-05-28 23:19:31

Source Naturals Allercetin wins Vity Award in the Allergy/Hay Fever Remedy Category. (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Source Naturals®, a manufacturer of advanced nutritional supplements, announces that Allercetin, a popular homeopathic allergy relief product, has won its second Vity Award in the Natural Allergy/Hay Fever Remedy Category. Allercetin calms the body’s immune response to the common triggers for hay fever. Among the most prestigious in the natural products industry, the Vity...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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