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Domestic Dogs Offer Protection From Asthma And Infection: Study
2013-12-17 11:46:04

[ Watch the Video: Pet Dogs May Shield Kids From Later Allergies ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that children who grow up in a house with a dog are less likely to develop severe allergies and now a new study from an American team of researchers has found that gut bacteria may play a role in that relationship. According to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), mice that were exposed to...

2013-12-17 08:29:17

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AnaptysBio, Inc., a privately-held therapeutic antibody company today announced the initiation of an antibody development program with Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. focused on the development of novel antibodies against a therapeutically relevant target. Under this agreement, Momenta will pay an upfront fee to AnaptysBio in exchange for an option to acquire antibodies generated by AnaptysBio using its SHM-XEL platform against a specific...

2013-12-17 04:20:55

BREDA, The Netherlands and GHENT, Belgium, December 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dose confirmed for Phase Ib safety and efficacy expansion study arGEN-X announces that the dose-escalation part of a Phase Ib study with its lead antibody ARGX-110 has met its translational development goals: all pre-specified biological activity measures (e.g. target engagement, effector functions, immune-modulation) were met. The study also showed that ARGX-110 has a favourable...

2013-12-16 23:01:48

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists find mechanism that launches production of the specialized T cells essential for combating infectious agents and that offers new therapeutic possibilities Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified a protein complex that is essential for jumpstarting the immune response during the critical first 24 hours of an infection. The research appears in the current issue of the...

2013-12-16 12:25:07

TUBINGEN, Germany, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CureVac, a German clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has reached the targeted number of patients for its phase IIb clinical trial of the mRNA-based immunotherapy CV9104 in patients with prostate cancer within the anticipated timeline. To date CureVac has included more than 195 chemotherapy-naive patients with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in eight...

2013-12-16 08:27:16

Oral 5-Aminosalicylates Will Remain the Preferred Treatment Regimen for Early Lines of Therapy, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that through an examination of U.S. patient-level claims data, the TNF-alpha inhibitors drug class has experienced steady growth among recently treated Crohn's disease (CD)...

2013-12-16 04:21:30

LONDON and BOSTON, December 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Biased Agonist Antibodies Generated To G Protein-Coupled Receptor Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, announces the publication of a new scientific paper describing the use of StaR(R) proteins (thermostabilised G protein-coupled receptors, GPCRs) as antigens for antibody drug discovery. StaR proteins based on the beta1-adrenergic (beta1AR) receptor were...

2013-12-15 12:20:05

New biological targets may make asthma in people with obesity easier to treat BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research conducted at Boston Children's Hospital indicates that obesity might cause asthma via factors in the immune system and suggests a new way of treating asthma in obese people--who often respond poorly to standard asthma medications. The study, conducted in a mouse model of asthma and in human lung fluid, was published online Dec. 15 by Nature Medicine. A...

2013-12-14 23:00:56

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “Monoclonal Antibodies Market in Gastric and Esophageal Cancers to 2019 - Crowded Late-Stage Pipelines and Favorable Market Conditions Encourage Robust Growth” to its database. Visit: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/monoclonal-antibodies-market-in-gastric-and-esophageal-cancers-to-2019-crowded-late-stage-pipelines-and-favorable-market-conditions-encourage-robust-growth. Albany, NY (PRWEB) December 14, 2013...

2013-12-13 16:24:31

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Allergy Services (UAS)®, a leading healthcare services company assisting family physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services, today announced that data from a recent retrospective study citing the safety of UAS' protocols for seasonal and perennial allergy treatment in the primary care setting will be presented at the World Allergy Organization's (WAO) Annual...


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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