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2014-05-22 04:21:28

HORSHOLM, Denmark, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion recommending the granting of a marketing authorization for Envarsus® for the prevention of organ rejection in adult transplant patients in the European Union (EU). The positive opinion is for both kidney and liver transplant recipients and includes both the...

2014-05-21 12:29:13

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new health study that accounts for "acquired immunity" when evaluating the risk of microbial illness from food or environmental exposures suggests that some current approaches may significantly overestimate their role in causing such illnesses. Immune status is a major factor in susceptibility to foodborne and environmental infectious diseases. By considering both the impact of acquired immunity to a pathogen and the amount of a...

2014-05-21 08:29:06

First Demonstration of Safety and Tolerability of Physiocrines SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- aTyr Pharma, an innovative rare disease therapeutics enterprise, announced today completion of Phase 1 for its lead program, Resokine IV. Our study, which marked the first ever administration of a Physiocrine to humans, was conducted in healthy male and female subjects in the European Union to assess the safety and tolerability of Resokine IV. aTyr Pharma is developing Resokine IV...

2014-05-21 04:21:29

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Distinguishing the cause of gut disorders can be complicated. Therefore, Cell Science Systems, Corp. today announced the launch of a new test to help clinicians reach a diagnosis; and, suggest dietary strategies to improve whatever gut malady a person may have. The Gut Health Profile or, GHP, is a blood test profile that evaluates GI health and risks on a genetic, antibody and cellular level. The GHP may be of use to physicians in...

2014-05-20 23:17:49

Sweetseeds all natural crispy snacks are now offering a range of gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free treats that contain 15 essential nutrients for people who want to eat well while on the go. The recent certification from the Gluten-Free Certification Program will allow consumers seeking gluten-free treats to easily identify with the Sweetseeds promise of safety, while also receiving a healthy, great tasting product. (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The Gluten-Free Certification Program...

2014-05-20 23:07:15

The Naturopathic Doctors at Nickel Ridge are happy to offer sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) Sudbury, Ontario (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 With the arrival of allergy season, the Naturopathic Doctors at Nickel Ridge are happy to offer sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). According to the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation, it is estimated that 20-25% of Canada’s population suffers from hay fever. Allergy sufferers now have gentle intelligently designed immuno-modulating options to...

2014-05-20 16:26:40

Early Data Demonstrate Anti-TSLP Therapy Reduces Early and Late Asthmatic Responses and Several Key Inflammatory Markers THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published positive results from a Phase 1 study adding to the growing body of evidence that inhibiting thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) could be beneficial in the treatment of asthma. TSLP is a cytokine thought to be a key...

2014-05-20 16:26:30

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted HUMIRA(®) (adalimumab) orphan drug designation for the treatment of non-infectious intermediate, posterior, or pan-uveitis, or chronic non-infectious anterior uveitis, a group of rare but serious inflammatory diseases of the eye. AbbVie is investigating the efficacy and safety of HUMIRA for the treatment of non-infectious uveitis, and the clinical...

2014-05-20 16:23:32

MARIETTA, Ga., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, processor and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today it has declined to participate in the adjudication of an advertising challenge filed with the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (NAD). The NAD administers a self-regulation program designed to ensure the...

2014-05-20 12:32:58

Employee feedback ranks organ procurement agency on the coveted Denver Post list DENVER, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Donor Alliance, the federally designated, non-profit organ procurement organization serving Colorado and most of Wyoming, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Denver Post Top Workplaces. The notable list is determined based on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on...


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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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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