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2014-05-09 23:06:21

Dr. Peter Osborne’s Gluten Free Society is reviewed in a new article and video released by Health News Wires. In addition to highlighting the resources and benefits provided by the Gluten Free Society, the review provides valuable information about gluten intolerance, gluten allergies and celiac disease. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 A new article and video review from Healthnewswires.com details how Dr. Peter Osborne’s Gluten Free Society provides support and education to doctors...

2014-05-09 20:22:24

Gase, a NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver, raises awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation by driving the Donate Life® racecar CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource (allosource.org), one of the nation's largest providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, and the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, hosted Joey Gase, a NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver and donor son, with the Limb Preservation...

2014-05-09 19:01:15

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute A protein called SOCS4 has been shown to act as a handbrake on the immune system's runaway reaction to flu infection, providing a possible means of minimizing the impact of flu pandemics. Scientists from Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have found that without SOCS4 the immune response to influenza infection is slowed and there is a vast increase in the number of damaging inflammatory molecules in the lungs. This flood of inflammatory...

2014-05-09 13:29:10

PLOS Highly pathogenic (dangerous) influenza strains elicit a strong immune response which can lead to uncontrolled inflammation in the lung and potentially fatal lung injury. A study published on May 8th in PLOS Pathogens demonstrates the importance of IL-27 for the control of immunopathology—damage to the lung tissue caused by the immune system—and the therapeutic potential of well-timed IL-27 application to treat life-threatening inflammation during lung infection. Alf Hamann,...

2014-05-08 23:16:04

Experts are calling for a particularly severe Spring allergy season, with trees and grasses primed for pollen production thanks to last winter’s polar vortex. Allergy sufferers are finding relief with air purifiers from Clean Air 4 Life, an online supplier of clean air solutions for the home. (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America believes this spring may be the worst allergy season in years, and that has many allergy sufferers running for cover. This...

Gluten-free Diet Reduces Type 1 Diabetes Risk In Mice
2014-05-09 05:25:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New experiments conducted in mice have discovered a possible link between a gluten-free diet and a reduced risk of developing type 1 diabetes, according to research published recently in the journal Diabetes. While late-night talk show hosts like Jimmy Kimmel have demonstrated that not everyone seems to understand exactly what gluten is (for the record, it’s actually a type of protein found in foods made using wheat, barley, rye...

2014-05-08 12:29:37

Tumors shrank or disappeared in some patients with advanced neuroblastoma in a Phase I study of an immune therapy manufactured at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tumors shrank or disappeared and disease progression was temporarily halted in 15 children with advanced neuroblastoma enrolled in a safety study of an experimental antibody produced at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Four patients are still alive after more...

2014-05-07 12:30:23

DALLAS, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new market research report the "Cell-Based Assays Market by Product (Reagents & Assay Kits (Cytotoxicity, GPCR), Cell lines, Plate Readers, HCS, HTS, Software & Assay Development Services), Application (Drug Discovery, ADMET), End-user (Pharmaceutical, CRO) - Global Forecast to 2018", published by MarketsandMarkets, The global Cell-Based Assay Market is poised to reach $14.8 Billion by 2018, at a CAGR of 11.1%....

2014-05-07 08:45:28

A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells. The research explores the strategies by which the bacterial pathogen Yersinia, responsible for causing plague and gastrointestinal infections, tries to outsmart immune cell responses and looks at the tactics used by the immune system to fight back....

2014-05-07 08:32:47

MONROVIA, Calif., May 7, 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, announced that it will release first quarter financial results after market close on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Xencor management will host a webcast and conference call the same day at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT) to discuss the financial...


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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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