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2014-05-13 23:03:13

Climate change can affect every aspect of allergen exposure. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The White House released the 839 page Third National Climate Assessment (NCA) last week and experts with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) believe climate change plays an even bigger role in allergies and asthma than what is being reported. “If expert predictions are correct, climate change has the potential to affect all aspects of allergen exposure, including...

2014-05-13 15:45:49

Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research A team of Melbourne researchers has shown a recently discovered type of cell death called necroptosis could be the underlying cause of inflammatory disease. The research team discovered that a previously identified molecule involved in necroptosis, called RIPK1, was essential for survival by preventing uncontrolled inflammation. This finding could lead to future treatments for inflammatory diseases including Crohn’s disease,...

2014-05-13 11:31:45

Emory Health Sciences Carbohydrate-binding proteins fill in gaps in immune defenses Our bodies produce a family of proteins that recognize and kill bacteria whose carbohydrate coatings resemble those of our own cells too closely, scientists have discovered. Called galectins, these proteins recognize carbohydrates from a broad range of disease-causing bacteria, and could potentially be deployed as antibiotics to treat certain infections. The results are scheduled for publication in...

2014-05-13 08:33:13

Promoting Allergy Awareness All Year Round CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Name Bubbles, creators of award-winning labels and gifts, has officially announced its partnership with Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), a nonprofit organization with a mission to find a cure for food allergies and to keep individuals with food allergies safe and included. To celebrate the partnership and the launch of Name Bubbles' new Allergy Caution Labels, the Company will be...

2014-05-13 08:27:57

NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information, today announced that consumers, after suffering through a "Polar Vortex" that brought record snowfall and disruption to cities across the U.S., are in for an intense allergy season as a result of the "Pollen Vortex" currently affecting the nation. Over 7 million monthly visitors to WebMD have been diagnosed as suffering from allergies.(1) WebMD has leveraged Symptom Checker data and other...

2014-05-13 08:27:48

- What's Your AQ? Answers Common Anaphylaxis Questions During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month - BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional football icon Jerome Bettis, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Sanofi US, the makers of Auvi-Q(®) (epinephrine injection, USP), are asking What's Your AQ? in an effort to help improve America's understanding of severe, life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) and to help clear up some...

2014-05-12 08:30:31

BLUE BELL, Pa., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Total revenue was $2.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, compared to $1.5 million for the same period in 2013. Total operating expenses were $12.4 million compared to $8.1 million. The loss from operations prior to other income (expenses) for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, was $10.0 million, or $0.05...

2014-05-09 23:09:09

Air Scrubber Plus® recently announced a way to improve indoor air quality for those who suffer from asthma and allergies during Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 Air Scrubber Plus® recently announced a way to improve indoor air quality for those who suffer from asthma and allergies during Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Air Scrubber Plus®, with ActivePure technology, offers the only environmental technology that is proven to actually...

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...


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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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