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2014-01-24 23:23:20

California Transplant Donor Network, third largest nonprofit in the country devoted to saving and improving lives through donation, had more than 2,000 tissue donors in 2013, meaning corneas for the sight impaired and skin for burn victims, among others. Also recovered more than 900 organs for transplantation. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 California Transplant Donor Network completed its fourth year as a tissue recovery agency with a new high mark of 2,006 eye and tissue donors...

2014-01-24 23:01:47

Comprehensive research study “Global and China Monoclonal Antibody Industry Report, 2013-2017” elaborated by ResearchInChina has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the report, China is forecast to account for a market share of 21.5% of the overall monoclonal antibody market by 2017. London, UK (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 At present, monoclonal antibody agents are successfully being used in the treatment of many serious diseases, such as cancers and tumours....

2014-01-23 04:21:26

LONDON and BOSTON, January 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stabilised GPCR (StaR(R)) Proteins Delivered For All Nominated Targets Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, has successfully completed the research phase of its antibody drug discovery collaboration with MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. In achieving this milestone, Heptares has delivered StaR(R) proteins...

2014-01-23 04:21:21

Inovio develops DNA-based immune booster (IL-33) that enhances T-cell responses and generates effective CD8 mediated tumor regression BLUE BELL, Pa., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) today unveiled that the company has developed a new DNA-based cytokine immune activator, interleukin -33 (IL-33), that in combination with optimized DNA vaccines delivered by electroporation increased the potency and efficacy of the therapeutic response to the...

2014-01-22 23:27:02

New tour makes travel carefree for those with challenging dietary needs. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 GF Journeys (http://www.gfjourneys.com), a travel service designed specifically for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, has created a new tour to Italy that eliminates the stressful details of both travel and diet, so guests can truly relax, unwind and enjoy their vacation. As anyone with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity knows, finding a safe meal away from...

2014-01-19 23:03:03

A joint effort spearheaded and led by Deanna Smith of Deanna’s Gluten Free, including local dietitians, gastroenterologists, individuals from support groups, and businesses, is announcing a highly educational weekend Gluten-Free Wellness Retreat March 7-9 at the 5 Star Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, CA. The skills presented are especially important to those with celiac disease because a very strict gluten-free diet is the only treatment for this common disease; however it is highly...

2014-01-17 23:20:57

NutraGenesis, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of AllerGuard Express™, the fast acting seasonal sinus and respiratory wellness optimizing dietary supplement. Brattleboro, VT (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 NutraGenesis, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of AllerGuard Express™, the fast acting seasonal sinus and respiratory wellness optimizing dietary supplement. Allerguard Express™ is clinically proven to address year round exposure to respiratory challenges. AllerGuard Express...

2014-01-17 08:23:09

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kite Pharma, Inc. (Kite), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing engineered autologous T cell therapy (eACT(TM)) products for cancer, today announced the appointment of Rizwana F. Sproule, Ph.D., to the newly created position of Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. Dr. Sproule has over 16 years of experience in regulatory affairs for both biologics and small molecule therapeutics across multiple therapeutic areas. Her...

2014-01-15 23:21:29

Want to protect your child against allergies? Allergic Living magazine discovers the key is to get a dog – and get it early. (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 For years, the prevailing advice to expecting parents was: lose the dog and your baby won’t get allergies. Now scientists say that was all wrong. It turns out the family dog actually protects most children from developing allergies. In its Winter 2014 edition, Allergic Living magazine digs deeply into the top research to discover that...

2014-01-14 16:25:55

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX) today announced that it expects to report results for the fourth quarter of 2013 on Monday, February 3, 2014. A press release announcing the results is scheduled for release after the close of trading. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO) Management will hold a conference call to discuss the operating highlights and financial results for the fourth quarter and twelve months...


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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