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senior nutrition
2014-08-27 05:09:37

Two studies by researchers at University College London (UCL) have investigated the reasons why our immune systems decline with age, and have found ways to address the problem.

Organ Grown In Living Animal From Cells Created In Lab
2014-08-26 03:32:07

Laboratory-grown replacement organs have moved a step closer with the completion of a new study.

gut bacteria may erase food allergies
2014-08-26 06:54:54

A new study from the University of Chicago shows that the presence of a common gut bacteria, Clostridia, may help protect against food allergies.

2014-08-25 12:27:19

Robust antibody gives researchers early access to PD-L1 and immunotherapy tissue staining for Research Use Only (RUO) applications PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug.

2014-08-25 12:26:15

Robust antibody gives researchers early access to PD-L1 and immunotherapy tissue staining for Research Use Only (RUO) applications PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug.

2014-08-25 08:24:15

Video Will Aim to Address Gaps in Knowledge About Life-Threatening (Severe) Allergies PITTSBURGH, Aug.

2014-08-21 23:02:06

ITI moves one step closer to a solution for the worldwide allergy crisis. Hershey, PA & Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 DNA vaccine pioneer


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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