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2014-02-07 23:22:27

To enhance the practice of advanced allergy care with a personal touch, Allergy Associates of Utah are adding a new doctor to their staff. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Allergy Associates of Utah is proud to announce the appointment of a new staff physician, Andrew M. Smith, M.D. Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and a Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He is board certified by the American Board...

2014-02-07 12:39:53

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has discovered an unusual bacterial protein that attaches to virtually any antibody and prevents it from binding to its target. Protein M, as it is called, probably helps some bacteria evade the immune response and establish long-term infections. If follow-up studies confirm Protein M's ability to defeat the antibody response, it is likely to become a target of new antibacterial therapies. The protein's unique ability to...

2014-02-06 16:27:50

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 6, 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., Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 2014 Leerink Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. EST at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, NY. A live audio...

2014-02-06 16:26:57

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has discovered an unusual bacterial protein that attaches to virtually any antibody and prevents it from binding to its target. Protein M, as it is called, probably helps some bacteria evade the immune response and establish long-term infections. If follow-up studies confirm Protein M's ability to defeat the antibody response, it is likely to become a target of...

2014-02-06 16:24:05

VIENNA, Va., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First dates bring excitement, anticipation, a few nervous butterflies - maybe even a first kiss - but for people with food allergies, date planning requires more than deciding when to meet or what to wear. "Since dating so often revolves around eating, it's important that people with food allergies take a proactive approach," says Tonya Winders, president and CEO of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading...

2014-02-06 12:28:11

DANVILLE, Va., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AllergEase, Inc. revealed its company's positive research study results for its core product, the Honey Lemon Lozenge, at the Scripps 11(th) Annual Natural Supplements Conference on Monday in San Diego. The study, conducted by global CRO Medicus Research, revealed positive results for AllergEase(®). The product is designed to reduce the symptoms of seasonal and environmental allergies, which affect approximately 20 million individuals in...

2014-02-05 20:26:52

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KBIO) today announced that David Pritchard, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the following upcoming investor conferences: -- 16(th) Annual BIO CEO & Investor ConferenceTuesday, February 11, 2014 in New York City8:30 AM Eastern Time (5:30 AM Pacific Time) -- Leerink Global Healthcare Conference 2014Thursday, February 13, 2014 in New...

2014-02-03 23:02:15

Adds Allergist/Immunologist Jennifer Diaz, MD to Its Already Superb Suffolk County Team Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 ENT and Allergy Associates (ENTA), hasn't become the nation’s premier and most comprehensive ear, nose, throat, allergy, and audiology practice by standing still…quite to the contrary. In fact, it continually seeks to add to its superb roster of 150 physicians in 40 offices throughout New York and New Jersey by identifying and recruiting those doctors...

2014-02-03 08:26:46

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. ("ImmunoCellular") (NYSE MKT: IMUC) today announced that Andrew Gengos, Chief Executive Officer, will present a corporate overview and business update at the 16(th) Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference at 1:30 pm ET on Monday, February 10, 2014, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140109/AQ43875LOGO) To access the live audio webcast of the...

Oral Immunotherapy Alters DNA Of Those With Peanut Allergies
2014-02-01 06:31:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists with Stanford University are finding that healing a peanut allergy with oral immunotherapy alters the DNA of the patient's immune cells. The finding could serve as the basis for a simple blood test to monitor the long-term effectiveness of the allergy therapy. Allergy scientists are currently performing clinical trials of doctor-supervised immunotherapy involving peanut-allergy sufferers taking escalating amounts of peanut...


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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