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2014-05-02 16:24:23

City Ranks 20th on AAFA's List of Spring Allergy Capitals ST. LOUIS, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joy Krieger, Executive Director of the St. Louis Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, released the following statement regarding St. Louis' recent ranking of 20(th) on the national organization's annual list of "The Most Challenging Places to Live with Spring Allergies": "Spring is a beautiful time in our city. It's a time when people come to visit us from all over...

2014-05-02 04:21:50

LONDON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergy sufferers worried about the onset of hay fever season could benefit from a range of new air purifiers to ease their symptoms, as new research reveals two thirds of sufferers say that their current treatment is not effective*. Fellowes' AeraMax [http://www.fellowes.com/gb/en/solutionscenter/Pages/aera-max.aspx ](TM) range can actively reduce the number of pollen particles that could be affecting the health and wellbeing of 18...

2014-05-01 16:33:47

Direct Relief to distribute product across America to nonprofit health centers, clinics, and allergy camps SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sanofi Foundation for North America has donated more than 90,000 Auvi-Q(®) (epinephrine injection, USP) epinephrine auto-injectors to medical aid organization Direct Relief for distribution to nonprofit health centers, clinics, and allergy camps across the U.S. that care for people at risk of life-threatening...

2014-05-01 16:32:36

AUSTIN, Texas, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced that management will present at the UBS Global Healthcare Conference to be held May 19-21, 2014, in New York, NY. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO The investor presentation by Patrick J. Balthrop, president and chief executive officer, will begin at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time on Monday, May 19, 2014. The presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed at Luminex...

2014-05-01 12:32:03

- Consistent effects seen across key MRI measures of disease activity; Effects were sustained beyond two-year pivotal MS studies - - Approximately 80 percent of patients treated with Lemtrada did not receive a third course of treatment in the first year of the extension - CAMBRIDGE, MA, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Genzyme, a Sanofi company (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data from the Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) clinical development program. In Lemtrada...

2014-05-01 08:33:37

LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. ("ImmunoCellular") (NYSE MKT: IMUC) today announced that it plans to report first quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, May 8, 2014. ImmunoCellular will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its financial results and provide a business update at 5:00 pm ET that day. The call will be hosted by Andrew Gengos, President and CEO. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140109/AQ43875LOGO LIVE...

2014-04-30 23:07:02

Pollen counts are climbing higher as spring arrives. Ace Innovation Group's OTCplus app finds over-the-counter medicines for running nose and sniffles. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Spring is here and so is the pollen. “Pollen is one of the most common cause of allergies in the spring season," says Dr. Sandeep Grewal, a Rock Hill Primary Care Physician and creator of the popular Over-the counter medicine app OTCplus. Many of the irritating symptoms of...

2014-04-30 20:23:42

VIENNA, Va., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients and families with asthma, allergies and other health conditions now have access to a simple and free Prescription Assistance Program through Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) offering savings of up to 75 percent on prescription medications, both brand and generic. "We hear far too often from patients who cannot afford their life-saving medications or don't take the full amount recommended," says...

2014-04-30 12:30:11

Expert Opinion Indicates That Humira and Cimzia Have the Best Clinical Profiles of Key Marketed Therapies, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Decision Resources Group finds that, when asked to select the top three most persuasive end points when prescribing a new drug for psoriatic arthritis (PsA), the highest percentages of surveyed United States and European rheumatologists selected the American College of Rheumatology (ACR)...

2014-04-30 10:21:24

May provide therapeutic target for treating inflammatory bowel disease and preventing colitis-associated colorectal cancer, according to new research published in the American Journal of Pathology The adhesion molecule CD146 plays a vital role in inflammation and offers a promising therapeutic target for treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as well as preventing colitis-associated colorectal cancer, say scientists. Targeting CD146 with anti-CD146 antibody AA98, especially in...


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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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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