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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...

2014-01-31 23:24:23

OriGene Technologies, Inc. (“OriGene”), one of the industry leaders in producing genome wide products for research and diagnostic applications, has been awarded a contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop high affinity anti-peptide antibodies for SISCAPA assays. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Stable Isotope Standards and Capture by Anti-Peptide Antibodies (SISCAPA), an approach developed by Dr. Leigh Anderson, is a novel technology that can achieve high...

Fruit Flies Offering Clues About An Astronaut’s Immune System
2014-01-31 13:33:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers, publishing a paper in the journal PLOS ONE, say fruit fly studies could give insight into how microgravity impacts an astronaut’s immune system. A team from the University of California at Davis and the University of Central Florida studied how fruit flies handle being in microgravity. Fruit flies have a similar immune system to that of humans and other mammals, so it makes them a great subject to study the impact of...

Cambridge Team Finds Huge Success In Peanut Allergy Treatments
2014-01-30 08:34:41

[ Watch the Video: Peanut Allergy Treatment Via Oral Immunotherapy ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Peanut allergy affects more than 10 million people around the world and is the most common disorder tied to food allergy death. A recent clinical trial has shown substantial gains in bringing a potential treatment to the table for those who suffer from the dangerous condition. Publishing their findings in The Lancet journal, allergy experts from the University...

2014-01-29 23:32:21

Health and Harmony LLC now offers a natural way to increase the immune system, gain added protection against the flu, and offset the unwanted side effects that so many prescription drugs can cause with a natural, nonaddictive immune booster created by world-renowned immunologist Dr. Yasuhiko Kojima. Peoria, IL (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Health and Harmony LLC now offers a natural way to increase the immune system, gain added protection against the flu, and offset the unwanted side effects...

2014-01-29 16:28:49

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced that management will present at the 2014 Leerink Global Healthcare Conference to be held February 12 -13, 2014, in New York, NY. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO) The investor presentation by Patrick J. Balthrop, president and chief executive officer, will begin at 8:55 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, February 13, 2014. The presentation will be webcast live...

New Genetic Associations For Asthma-With-Hay Fever Identified
2014-01-29 14:09:31

23andMe First Ever Genome-Wide Association Study of Combined Phenotype May Allow for Improved Identification of Variants Associated with Asthma-With-Hay Fever 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, has participated in the first ever genome-wide association study of the combined asthma-with-hay fever phenotype.  Led by researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, the study identified 11 independent genetic markers associated with the development of...


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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